Preventive care dentistry, which consists of teeth cleaning, fluoride treatment, sealants, home dental care, etc., is characterized as the practice of caring for teeth and gums to keep them clean and healthy.
Water fluoridation is a process of adding a controlled amount of fluoride in the public water supply. Optimum level of fluoride that should be present in the water for high effectiveness is 0.7 ppm or 0.7 mg of fluoride per liter of water.
Fluoride mouthwash is a mouth rinse that contains fluoride, specifically sodium fluoride, as its chief ingredient. Fluorides help to fortify the harmful effects of incipient caries and help to repair the tooth decay at an early age.