Prevention Is Better Than Cure” is the motto that is adopted by Dr. Jai Parekh, Dentist at Radiant Smiles Dental Care. Our teeth can and should last a lifetime. Prevention and early detection is vital in avoiding costly and painful dental treatment. Prevention begins with the control of plaque and calculus, the main cause of decay and gum disease.
According to http://rockwestdental.ca/, the most important steps in maintaining oral health and preventing tooth decay are regular brushing, a diet that has infrequent sugary food and beverage intake and final regular dental check-ups. Additional methods also exist:
- Sealant* protect for your teeth and your child“s teeth with resin
- Fluoride treatment to help teeth build resistance to decay
- Caries risk assessment
- Diet counseling
- Preventive resin restoration
- Oral hygiene instruction