Preventive Dentistry


What is Preventive Dentistry?

Preventive dentistry is a branch of dentistry that aims to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Preventive dentistry emphasizes regular visits and preventive care to maintain oral health.

Benefits of Preventive Dentistry

Prevent tooth decay and gum disease before they occur

Regular visits and preventive care can prevent cavities and periodontal disease. Dentists use special equipment and techniques to remove plaque and tartar and provide professional care.

Keep your teeth healthy for a long time

Regular preventive dental visits and care can extend the life of your teeth by keeping them in healthy condition. Preventive dentistry also helps you manage your dental health at home by improving your lifestyle and teaching you how to brush your teeth properly.

Improve overall health

Dental health can also affect your overall health. Preventive dentistry can help prevent oral diseases and conditions and reduce oral bacteria to maintain overall health. Because cavities and gum disease can cause inflammation not only in the oral cavity, but also throughout the body, preventive dentistry is recommended for the health of the body.

Disadvantages of Preventive Dentistry

Requires regular check-ups and care

Regular dental checkups and care are essential to preventive dentistry. Regular examinations allow for early detection of minor problems and risks. In addition, professional care, such as professional cleanings and scaling by a dental hygienist, keep the teeth and the mouth clean.

Regular examinations and care can help reduce the progression of tooth decay and gum disease. It is also important to learn about preventive dentistry, self-care and proper brushing techniques.

It is important to keep up with preventive dentistry with regular checkups and care.

Specifics of Preventive Dentistry


Regular dental checkups

See your dentist regularly to check your oral health.

Remving dental plaque and tartar

Dentists use special equipment and techniques to remove plaque and tartar.

Bacteria reduction procedures in the oral cavity

An increase in oral bacteria increases the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Preventive dentistry includes procedures to reduce oral bacteria.

Fluoride application and other procedures

Fluoride helps strengthen teeth. Preventive dentistry includes fluoride treatments and other procedures to strengthen teeth.

Dental health education

Instruction is given on proper tooth brushing, the importance of self-care, and improving dietary and lifestyle habits.

Through preventive dental care, you can prevent tooth decay and gum disease and maintain good oral health.

Why does Preventive Dentistry require regular visits?

Dental clinics typically recommend regular checkups every six months, and it is important to follow this schedule. Regular checkups allow for early detection of cavities and gum disease and preventative care.
Not having regular checkups increases the likelihood that cavities and periodontal disease will progress. Therefore, it is important to continue regular checkups.

Lifestyle changes may be needed

Preventive dentistry may require a review of lifestyle habits.
For example, improvements in diet and oral care are necessary. Eating sugary or acidic foods during meals can cause tooth decay, so these foods should be avoided. Daily oral care, such as regular brushing and flossing, is also important.
Improving lifestyle habits is not easy, but it is necessary to achieve the goals of preventive dentistry. With conscious effort, you can reduce the risk of tooth decay and gum disease.

The Toranomon Hills Dental Medical Ryu Clinic offers free consultations for a variety of dental problems.
You can be sure that we will always make suggestions that are appropriate for your situation and that we will always work with you to determine the best treatment plan.
Please do not give up and consult with us first.