A preventive program is a cooperative effort by YOU the patient, Drs. Dennis Nishimine, Dee Nishimine, & Sophia Tseng, and periodontal staff to preserve the natural dentition, dental implants, and supporting structures 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 the dental office by the efforts of your Periodontist and dental hygienist to promote, restore, and maintain your oral health.
A Oral Hygiene Instruction (OHI) program will be tailored for you individually. This will allow our staff to show you how to improve with your daily Brushing and Flossing. If Bacterial Plaque is one of the major causative factors of the disease process would it not be logical to remove the causative factor???
Prevention also includes regular dental exams, periodontal probings, oral hygiene instructions, SPT's, and x-rays.
Prevention helps avoid serious and costly dental problems and is the key to having a healthy, confident, beautiful smile.