Today, there are many preventive applications such as fluorides, antimicrobials, probiotics, saliva tampons, synthetic saliva that
have been proven by research, which can reduce the occurrence of diseases related to oral tissues and teeth by nearly 80%.
There are preventive dentistry programs for the patients who receive orthodontic treatment, those in the high caries
risk group, who carry implants and prostheses over implants, diabetics, cancer patients, and mentally disabled patients.
Children are the most important candidates for preventive dentistry. In the period starting from the age of one,
to the end of adolescence, conditions such as dental caries, tooth crowding, gingival and eruption problems are
solved with preventive dentistry and precautions are taken in the early period of the childhood.
It is possible to eliminate the negative effects of oral health on general health with
preventative programs applied in all dental branches.