The importance of preventative services is that ultimately the patient will have to assist fewer amounts of time during the year.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 come to their cleaning appointment in order for the hygienist to administer fluoride and sealants. Your eating habits are also very important to maintain healthy teeth.