A preventive dental care program is a cooperative effort by the patient, dentist, and our dental team to preserve the natural dentition and supporting structures by preventing the onset, progress, and recurrence of dental diseases and conditions. Preventing dental disease and other issues starts at home with good oral hygiene and a balanced diet. It is continued in our Pasco dental office by the efforts of your dentist and dental hygienist to promote, restore, and maintain your oral health. Prevention also includes maintaining regular dental exams, cleanings, and x-rays. Sealants and fluoride are also great preventive treatments that help protect the teeth. Prevention helps avoid serious and costly dental problems and is the key to having a healthy, confident, beautiful smile.