Preventive Dental Care


Sealant refers to a clear or shaded plastic material placed in the pits and grooves of children’s teeth to prevent decay.


Xylitol is a “tooth-friendly”, naturally occuring, nonfermentable sugar alcohol and a low-calorie sweetener that inhibits the growth of mutans streptococci, cariogenic microorganisms.

Preventive Dentistry

Professional care is necessary to maintain oral health. The AAPD emphasizes the importance of initiating professional oral health intervention in infancy and continuing through adolescence and beyond.


Use of fluorides for the prevention and control of caries is documented to be both safe and highly effective.