The importance of preventative services is to make the make the patient go to the dentist a fewer amounts of time during the year in order to improve a good oral hygiene .Preventative services consist of regular cleanings or prophylaxis every 6 months in order to reduce plaque, and calculus (which is hardened plaque).

Hence, because of this, it is extremely important to schedule cleanings every six months in order to receive oral hygiene instructions. Also it is important for children to assist to their cleaning appointments in order for the hygienist to administer fluoride and sealants. Your eating habits are also very important to maintain healthy teeth.