They say, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Here at Horseheads Dental, we take preventive care seriously and believe prevention is the best way to help our patients protect their teeth and gums from disease. By detecting potential problems at their earliest, patients can often achieve better treatment results and experience lower dental costs. For most people that begins by visiting our dental hygienist twice a year. Patient education is the cornerstone to our preventive program. We believe a well-educated patient is better able to take care of themself and be able to utilize the correct tools and techniques to achieve a lifetime of trouble-free oral health.