At St. Louis Hills Dental Group, we feel it is better to prevent problems of the teeth and gums before they can occur. If you wish, we can also identify foods and other factors that damage your teeth and gums. We will be happy to show you how to prevent decay and gum disease by helping you learn to care for your teeth. Regular brushing and flossing of your teeth will go a long way towards optimal dental health. Prevention of dental disease is less painful, less time consuming, and less expensive than letting dental disease progress until more extensive treatment is needed.