What is prevention?
Prevention is the basis of medicine: to avoid the appearance of the problem. Good prevention requires oral hygiene education at home (adults and children) as well as annual check-ups and dental cleanings by professionals..
When is prevention necessary?
Prevention must be constant in order to maintain good dental health, although there are times when it is especially relevant, for example, during pregnancy (orientation programs for pregnant women and babies) or in cases of children with a sugary diet (anti-caries programs and fluoridation programs).