Keeping your teeth healthy and functioning can ensure good oral health for a life time. The practice of preventive dentistry would help avoid dental conditions such as cavities, enamel degradation, periodontitis, wear and tear. It is said that preventive care begins at home by following routine brushing and flossing. The patient may use a soft-medium bristled tooth brush and a fluoride toothpaste. Apart from homecare routine, it is always advised to follow up with the dentist for regular hygiene visits.