We all have teeth and we all want to keep them fine for life time. The purpose of preventive dentistry is to help each of us to keep our teeth & gums healthy today & everyday.
One of the successful effort of preventing dental diseases from last 60 years is water flouridation. Although drinking water fluoridation reduces the risk of dental decay in 15 to 40% cases.
Preventive dentistry is useful for every individual & for the society as a whole but for children it means healthy smile.
Children with healthy mouth chew more easily & gain more nutrients from the food they eat. They learn to speak more quickly and clearly have better chances of general health becoz diseases in the mouth can endanger the rest of body a healthy mouth is more attractive giving children confidence in their appearance finally preventing dental diseases preventive dentistry means less extensive & less expensive treatment for children.
Mouth & Throat diseases which range from courity to cancer are causing pain & disability for millions of indians. This fact is disturbing because almost all oral diseases are largely preventable when diagnosed on the right time; Preventable dentistry should be started from the first tooth visit the Paediatric dentist when the first tooth appears in the mouth. The earlier the dental visit better are the changes to prevent infant dental diseases & bringing your child to cairty free generation
There is always good to prevent than to treat.Small decay properly diagnosed & Treated on time can save many further complications like pain,R.C.T,tooth loss,life threatening infections like cellulites & ludurigs angina. Steps to be taken for prevention as an individual & society as a whole are