The most important aspect of dental care is to focus on prevention of early disease and management of problems.
Prevention is always better than cure. Early detection of decay and pathologies can be done with regular check-ups and routine radiographs. To maintain good oral hygiene regular check-ups are recommended to avoid unpleasant surprises which can be quite difficult and expensive to fix. Regular cleaning and polishing of teeth and gums help to prevent plaque and tartar build up helping to maintain healthy gums.
Pit and fissure sealants and optimal fluoride exposure help in prevention of decay. The importance of maintaining good oral hygiene and the role of balanced diet cannot be over emphasized.