As many of you know, there is a need for regular dental care.

A new study highlights the need for preventive dental care as it relates to dental fillings and restorations – that is the more care, the less need for dental treatment.

For more information on this study, the journal article can be found here.

The study, published in Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology in December 2015, found that the need for dental restorations can be reduced by 30% to 47% through preventive oral care treatment.

This is in addition to the relationship to systemic (overall) health and dental health, as some of you might remember from previous letters from this office.

I encourage everyone to maintain their dental and systemic health by seeing their hygienist regularly, limiting their sugar intake between meals, and maintaining a good daily home care routine.

Danny D. Poore, D.D.S.
USC School of Dentistry 1974

Rancho Cucamonga Dentist