Prophylaxis (disease prevention) regroups measures aiming at the prevention of diseases of infectious origin in the oral cavity, such as caries and periodontal disease (gingiva and bone).
This aspect of dentistry is of great importance to the SSO.
By taking various measures the SSO has considerably reduced the incidence of oral disease in our country, particularly by targeting specific groups (Paediatricians, Schools, Old Peoples Homes, etc…). Numerous epidemiological studies performed at Swiss Universities gave evidence to their efficiency.
These preventive measures are:
Note: the efficiency of these measures depends greatly on personal responsibility.