At Southern Smiles Family Dentistry we want you and your family to maintain a healthy, confident, and beautiful smile. This success begins at home and is continued at our office with proper preventative care. An effective preventative program is a cooperative effort by the patient, dentist, and dental staff to preserve the teeth, bone, and gums by preventing the onset, progress, and recurrence of dental diseases and conditions. Good home care includes proper oral hygiene and a balanced diet. It continues in the dental office with regular dental exams, cleanings, education and x-rays. Prevention helps to avoid serious and costly dental problems and is the key to good oral and overall health.