New Study Shows Need For Preventative Care

  • Posted on: Jul 1 2015

Although a dentists job is to fix any dental issues you may experience, it is up to the patient to prevent such issues. Proper brushing and good oral hygiene can help prevent gum disease and tooth decay, and you dentist may recommend other treatments or procedure that can help as well.  A recent study found that most dental caries can be prevented if the patient takes the time to brush and care for their mouth, teeth and gums properly.

“This report reinforces the need for greater attention to prevention as it relates to oral health,” said ADHA President Kelli Swanson Jaecks, MA, RDH. “Effective strategies for assessing caries risk and management are well-documented in current scientific literature, and yet the condition remains prevalent, and is even increasing in vulnerable populations.”

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