In conjunction with healthy lifestyle practices, preventive health is an important component of maintaining overall health. Regular health screenings and visits to the medical doctor, dentist, and chiropractor can help prevent health problems and provide early detection of diseases and conditions. Regular visits to the doctor allow for routine screenings that help diagnose health conditions early as well as preventive measures that can help avoid disease and problematic health conditions from occurring.
Oral health is also an important part of overall physical health. The World Health Organization recommends that children and adults visit the dentist for routine oral exams and cleaning every six months, although some conditions could warrant more frequent visits to monitor and prevent progression of oral disease. Similarly, regular visits to the chiropractor promote overall health and wellness by maintaining and improving spinal health. In addition, chiropractors are often qualified to assist in stress management, injury prevention, postural correction, and nutritional counseling, as well as matters of work-place safety, which are all important components to preventive care.