much like the word suggests, refers to any activity that works to prevent oral health issues. The focus of preventive dentistry is usually to keep the teeth, gums, and mouth as healthy as possible to prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and other issues.
Scaling & Polishing
Scaling and polishing remove deposits such as plaque and calculus (tartar) from tooth surfaces. Over time, the regular removal of these deposits may reduce gingivitis (a mild form of gum disease) and prevent progression to periodontitis (severe gum disease).