preventive dentistry

the branch of dentistry concerned with the prevention of dental disease. It includes dietary counselling, advice on oral hygiene, and the application of fluoride and fissure sealant to the teeth.

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the branch of dentistry concerned with the preservation of healthy teeth and the maintenance of oral structures in a state of optimal health for the longest period of time possible.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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