Summary - Preventive dentistry
A short summary about the topic of Preventive dentistry.
The purpose of preventive dentistry is to prevent (worsening of) oral abnormalities. In this chapter, oral problems such as caries and dental erosion and their etiological factors are discussed. The different forms of prevention are explained. By providing information to the patient about the role of nutrition and oral hygiene, a dentist / dental assistant can play an important role in the context of oral health.