Today, I came across this news article from CNN.com that restated something most dentists are already aware of. Most American's do not have easy access to dental care either through geography or financially.
Dr. Charles Norman authored this in depth and well written article about the epidemic of dental emergencies that are adding unnecesary work loads to our already over-worked ERs. With our governments concerns about the cost and access of medical care to our citizens, the role of dental health has been overlooked by our representatives. Dr. Norman makes a very important point that unlike medicine, dental health problems are easily preventable with easy access to preventative care and instructions. My team here at Avalon Dental in Sugar Land, TX, take great pride in emphasizing the importance of prevention through in depth oral hygiene instruction and careful regular screenings.
Dental Topics: Prevention Through Education
The field of dentistry has benefitted greatly from the advancements in materials and technologies to help promote good oral health. Yet as a dentist myself, I've seen that my profession has embraced these new technologies at the risk of spending less time promoting "prevention through education." The truth is the healthiest mouths are not the mouths of the wealthiest people, but rather the mouths of educated people. This blog is my effort to educate the public and promote good oral health.