Why is Dental Care Important?
Daily dental care and 6-month appointments with your dentist are vital for maintaining a healthy mouth. Untreated dental diseases can lead to pain, infection, and unnecessary tooth loss. It can also lead to low self-esteem, poor performance at work or school, and can even make it difficult to maintain a job.
The growing number of children and adults on limited incomes is increasing, as is the need for the Dental Center of Northwest Ohio to educate the community about the importance of good dental hygiene. Dental education is a high priority for the Dental Center, and we provide a number of educational opportunities for people throughout the community.
Infant & Toddler Care
The Dental Center provides education to parents and caregivers on the proper dental care they should be providing to their children.
Education in Schools
Presentations are made each year to children in grade K-12 and include discussions about proper oral health, good nutrition play a major role in staying healthy. These discussions include important explanations for how certain foods – such as candy and soda – can play a major role in tooth decay.
The Community Outreach and Development teamwork throughout Northwest Ohio to promote the value of good oral health to residents of all ages. These efforts range from informational booths at events to dental health screenings at community health fairs.
If you are interested in having our educational team come to your facility, please contact the Director of Community Outreach, Jayne Klett, RDH, at 419-725-2519.