Educating our patients is the primary goal of our practice. Instruction is focused on preventing gum disease, cavities and tooth loss. We review each patient’s home care routine and recommend brushing twice daily and flossing daily. We also suggest regular office visits for dental cleanings to ensure excellent oral health. Conservative treatments such as sealants, prescription fluoride toothpaste and chewing xylitol gum are suggested when it is needed to maintain dental health.