Preventive care describes all measures that serve the prevention of caries, periodontitis and other gum diseases. In the broader sense, also the daily domestic tooth care is part of this prophylaxis.
Within the prophylaxis, professional dental hygiene, which removes bacteria and plaque from the teeth, has a special place. For children also the sealing of fissures – the little cavities on the chewing surfaces of the posterior teeth, where caries occurs very often and which are often so deep that they cannot be cleaned effectively are part of the prophylaxis measures.
Also a sufficient preventive care for the teeth with fluoride (and other natural trace elements which are needed for building bones and teeth) as well as nutritious consultancy are part of it.