Preventive dentistry is a very important but perhaps the most neglected aspect of dentistry. “Prevention is better than cure” is an old saying – how many of us actually apply it to our lives? Preventive measures are all those things done to prevent deterioration or any further degradation of a particular dental problem.
The most important oral health preventive measure is:
Six-monthly regular check ups.
The other important preventive dental measures are
a) Pit and fissure sealants
b) Provision of night guard
d) Cleaning of teeth (Oral Prophylaxis or Scaling and polishing)
f) Sports guard
g) Habit breaking appliance
h) Good brushing techniques
i) Timely intervention by treatment