For a majority of patients oral hygiene at home is key to keeping the oral cavity healthy and the patient out of the dental chair. Brushing and flossing on a consistent basis after every meal can reduce the incidence of decay or cavities. A fluoride mouthwash is also recommended to help with the prevention of decay. Further regular checkups and cleanings every 6 months for most patients may be recommended to help prevent future problems. Dr. Ben will work with you to come up with a sustainable and comprehensive preventative plan tailored to your lifestyle.
Below are some prevention-related articles that deal with common patient dental concerns. For more information on prevention and other dental concerns visit the American Dental Associations Patient Education Website. All articles below are provided in PDF format and are available for download.