Rob Lowe is providing his expertise in the front of the camera as a way to educate the public on the importance of dental health in society’s youth. Dental health that starts at a young age contributes to healthier and happier lives as the young members of society grow.
Dental health for the young extends far beyond simply preventing cavities as oral health also affects the health of the entire body. Children living in low income families have been found to suffer the most from the discomfort and pain that poor oral hygiene can cause. Bad breath, altered taste buds, stained and sensitive teeth, as well as something as serious as oral cancer are all common defects of poor oral hygiene. These defects can be avoided by knowing and executing the proper steps to ensure good oral hygiene. These steps include regular brushing and flossing as well as avoiding things like highly acidic foods and drinks which can strip the teeth of their enamel. Of course, routine visits to the dentist are the most effective way to ensure good hygiene. These issues and the steps to avoid them will be focused on in greater detail in this episode from “Informed”.
Viewers will be able to find the “Informed” series, hosted by Rob Lowe, on Public Television PBS Member stations.