Cleanings and Prevention

Online Dental Education Library

Our patient education section is designed to enable you to learn more about dentistry and oral health related topics. The more we educate each patient, the more informed everyone is about their dental health.

If there is a topic you want to learn more about that you don't find on our website, please let us know.

You will find information ranging from what causes bad breath to how to read x-rays to oral cancer.

Please either click the blue arrow pointing to the right at the bottom of the page or click any of the links below to go directly to that page.

Cleanings and Prevention

A preventive (recare) program is a joint cooperative effort between you and our team to preserve your natural teeth, gums, and bones of the oral area by preventing the onset, progress, and recurrence of dental diseases and conditions.

Preventing dental disease starts at home with good oral hygiene and a balanced diet. It is continued in our dental office by the efforts of Dr. Test and the dental hygienists as they promote, restore, and maintain your oral health.

Regular dental exams, cleanings, and x-rays are all part of an effective prevention program. Other great preventive treatments include sealants and fluoride.

Prevention helps avoid serious and costly dental problems and is the key to having a healthy, confident, and beautiful smile.

Learn about plaque control on our How to Brush and How to Floss pages.