AUSTIN — It may not be the most comfortable way to drive, but if you’re looking for a solution to an oral care problem, you’re in luck.
The oral health industry is looking to capitalize on the fact that we’re getting more and more people in our communities with a lack of oral health care options, according to Dr. Robert W. Lillie, director of the oral health program at UT Health Austin.
The Austin Oral Health Association has recently developed a system of oral care tools to help people improve their oral health.
The association, which is based out of the University of Texas Medical Branch, has partnered with Oral Health Associates, an oral health training company that specializes in oral health, to offer some of its products to the community.
The tools include oral appliances, a range of dental products and dental tools, along with a range, including a dental mask, to help patients understand what they need to do to improve their health, according the association.
In addition to the tools, the association offers workshops to help residents improve their dental care.
And it has partnered on an online tool that helps people get information about oral health issues, such as gum disease, which can be difficult for people who have never had a dental problem, said Jennifer G. L. Brown, executive director of Oral Health Partnerships.
The tool, called Oral Health Tools, will be available for purchase starting Monday.
“People don’t realize that oral health is just as important as it is for our health,” Brown said.
Lillie said it is important to understand that dental problems can be prevented and treated by preventive measures.
The problem is that many people are not taking preventive measures, he said.
The only way to prevent gum disease is to prevent the disease itself.
“It’s like having a toothbrush,” Lillia said.
“It’s really important to have it for all of your teeth and mouth.”
For more information about how to get help with your oral health problem, visit the Austin Oral Hospital website at austinoralhospital.org.