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Dental prophylaxis or preventive dentistry is a set of procedures that aim to prevent the occurrence of tooth decay and periodontal disease. Preventive oral care strategies include a number of in-office and home care procedures

Preventive dentistry

author icon By Dr. George Ghidrai

Dental prophylaxis or preventive dentistry is a set of procedures that aim to prevent the occurrence of tooth decay and periodontal disease.

Preventive oral care strategies include a number of in-office and home care procedures.

Last review and update: January 2018



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