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What is preventive dental health?

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Dr. Steven Hill answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Your dentist would clean and inspect for cavities, etc.

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Dr. Arnold Perman answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Preventive dental health involves maintaining proper home care of your teeth and gums by brushing and flossing regularly. Using an oral irrigator is also very helpful in practicing effective preventive dentistry. Strong preventive dental health also involves seeing your dentist regularly for dental prophylaxis (teeth cleaning) and an oral examination which should include an oral cancer screening.

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Dr. Meng Syn answered

Specializes in Dentistry

A philosophy of dentistry that deals with the preservation of healthy teeth and gums. We strive to prevent you from needing major dentistry through developing good hygiene habits and healthy nutrition through education and monitoring. The goal ultimatly is to help you avoid more expensive dental repair by teaching you how to prevent problems in the first place.

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Dr. Thomas Davis answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Preventive dentistry involves regular check-ups with your dentist every 3, 4 or6 months depending on the individual needs. It includes checking for: tooth decay, gum disease, oral cancer, tmj, malocclusion, infection, Fluoride treatment plus other things.Doing this can prevent problems from getting worse leading to dental a emergency.

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Dr. Donald Nimz answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Regular exam and necessary x-rays at the dentist office. Besides evaluating for caries, gum disease, cancer, preventive dental health would be things like sealants, Fluoride varnish, Fluoride pills.

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