Dental health education and promotion
The process of communicating, information about health in such a way that the recipient is motivated to use that knowledge for the protection on the advancement of his own, his family or his community
Health education or literacy represents the concerned and social skills which determine the motivation and ability of individuals to gain access to, understand, and use information in ways which promote and maintain good health. Provision of health information in such a way that people should apply in their everyday lives, like translational of knowledge into action. Now the question is how to object dental health education? To encourage dental health attitudes and habits of future generations. To teach reliable dental health information. To develop desirable habits. Informing people, motivating people, and guiding into action. During dental health education, we should educate the importance of teeth. Healthy teeth and gums help to chew food, speak clearly, give a beautiful smile on your face, give shape and structure to your face. You should educate the structure and parts of the tooth. If you don’t care about teeth you may get tooth cavities. We should design community programs. When designing community programs that will be effective in long term knowledge and program planning and community organization and skill development. All mothers and infant caretakers need to know how to prevent oral diseases. Oral screening risk factors for oral cancer education should be given by dentists, school teachers, community health organizers, oral health care professionals. Reducing access barriers. Removal of financial barriers. Water fluoridation.
Dental promotion should serve to help your practice by bringing new patients. They should build loyalty with their patients so that you can work long term with the same patients. You should promote the internet, applications, social networking, invite subscribers, through blogs, family packages, sometimes free check-ups, and school visits. That includes both education and promotion of oral health.