Myths about older people learning new dental health information

Myth breaker: Old dogs can learn new tricks

Contrary to the old adage: - You can teach old dogs new tricks!
As we live longer, we also want and need to stay healther longer. Our teeth need to last longer. Dr Rodrigo from the Oral Health Cooperative Research Centre at the University of Melbourne debunked myths about learning and older people in a recently article in the Australian Dental Journal 2015.

Dr Rodrigo pointed out that providing clinical treatment to older patients was only part of the health story. For better health people need to effectively self- manage disease prevention.

Broken myths-new learning

  1. Older adults can change lifelong habits successfully
  2. Learning and understanding your own health can lead to very successful health changes

We know each of our patients "has a story" and our aim is to help you by respecting your whole life experience and helping you understand what we now know about healthy teeth and gums. We customise our health information for your individual circumstances. Please feel free to ask any questions and let us know when you don't understand what we are saying - sometimes we forget and do "dental speak"!

Dental Cleaning pro tips from the ADA

Revised: 1 April 2022

Helping all ages with their dental health needs, we pride ourselves with our relaxed and friendly atmosphere while still offering up-to-date preventative and cosmetic dental treatments.

About Us

Make an appointment today!
Drs Nick, Adam and Julie would love to welcome you to our family orientated dental clinic.

Find out more

unmask

Release the potential of your beautiful smile.
We are experts in the art (science) of your individual smile.

Find out more

Adults dental health

We never need to stop learning new things

Find out more

Cleaning kids teeth

We think kids are really cute! We love giving kids a clean bill of dental health.
Healthy teeth = happy children and parents.
Don't wait for pain.

Find out more

Contact us

Hours:
Monday 9am-6pm
Tuesday 7.30am-6pm
Wednesday 7.30am-5pm
Thursday 7.30am-7pm
Fri 9am-5pm

189 Dandelion Drive
Rowville VIC 3178 AU

9752 8800

Parkridge Dental is a conveniently located dental practice with a reputation for up-to-date preventative and cosmetic dental treatments. - Family orientated

logo

Parkridge Dental Rowville

 

Our Dentists +

Dr Nick France BDSc (Melb)
Dr Adam Eduati
Dr Julie Taing