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Dentists, auto-mechanics and how knowing your mouth (and car) can make for a happier you.

I have to be honest, I've been resistant to the idea of writing a blog. It has seemed to me that practice blogs are quite often just a work of self promotion that no one ever reads. Recently, however, I was reading an article about helping your patients to become more literate in oral health and I thought that this might help. So this raises the question of what is oral literacy, keep reading and I will explain. How a Dentist is like a Auto Mechanic: There is a connection between seeing a dentist and an auto mechanic. As a patient, a trip to a mechanic involves a lot of trust. You don't (or at least I don't) understand the workings of your car beyond the general principles, you are trusting