Paradigm shift in prophylaxis
Leading dental practitioners have so far focused their prevention work on the fight against periodontal disease and given first priority to securing the periodontium. Modern periodontal prophylaxis automatically results in caries prevention, because both have the same goal, namely removing plaque. In the end it is the reason for both caries and gingivitis as well as periodontal disease as a result.
Specifically: properly cleaned teeth and interdental spaces are the best conditions for keeping teeth for a lifetime. And this requires a toothbrush, an interdental brush and dental floss.
Tooth decay damage can be repaired. Gingivitis can be cured (and quite easily with brush and floss). However, periodontal disease is not curable. Good oral care is the best way to prevent this process – particularly since it can be a real pleasure with the right products.