Preventative Dentistry

Preventative ExamExams

A thorough inspection by the dentist to detect any suspect or problem areas in the entire mouth.


The treatment of diseases of the gum or bone (supporting structure).

Cleaning/polishing the teeth

Also known as a prophy.

Preventative DentistryFluoride treatments

A chemical substance known to strengthen tooth enamel making teeth less susceptible to decay. There are two ways fluoride makes its way to teeth: Ingestion through food or water; and topical application made directly to the surface of the teeth by the dentist.


A substance applied to the chewing surface of teeth to protect the teeth from decay.