Dental Education In Windermere

When it comes to health, knowledge really is power. The more we know about how to live healthy lives, the better. Of course, when it comes to our health, we know at Parkview Kids Dental & Orthodontics  that the old saying “Prevention is better than cure” could not be truer.

That said, health recommendations and guidelines often change over time, and there’s a good chance that the tried-and-true wisdom you learned as a child may not be effective or even accurate. This is why we make a point of discussing oral health and how to optimize it with patients at our Windermere pediatric dental practice.

Why Dental Education Is Important

Staying healthy is part knowledge and part application of that knowledge. You need to know what healthy choices are before you can make them.

This applies to your teeth, too. If no one ever told you to brush your teeth, you wouldn’t know it was important. But there’s a lot more to dental health than just brushing your teeth! Professional dental education teaches you the basics, but also discusses new developments in dental health, and how your overall health can affect your teeth and vice versa.

What Will You Learn?

Dental education starts with the basics, like brushing and flossing (and how to perform each correctly), but it also takes a more holistic approach to dental health.

You will learn about how to keep your teeth clean and your gums healthy, along with information on how your diet affects your dental health. Your dentist may also advise you on how some foods can damage or stain your teeth, if they are good for you, and how to prevent oral health problems now and in the future.

What Health Issues Can Dental Education Help You Prevent?

Good dental health is about more than your teeth and your mouth. Poor dental hygiene first affects your teeth and gums, but it can spread to other parts of your body. Once problems like gum disease take hold, they can be very hard to stop. Proper brushing, flossing, rinsing, and eating can help you to prevent cavities, infections, and more.

Dental education gives kids and families the tools they need to get healthy and strong – and stay that way.