Preventative dentistry is a great way to prevent the risk of future dental problems and maintain good oral hygiene. Brushing after every meal or at least twice per day can help keep plaque under control. Flossing daily will ensure cleaner gums as well.
Your dentist can also recommend preventative treatments in addition to regular dental cleaning to lower the risk of cavities, gum disease, and tooth loss. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), you should see your dentist a minimum of 1 to 2 times per year for preventative measures including checkups and cleanings. Your dentist may recommend more frequent visits if necessary to address specific dental concerns.