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Empowering Patients with Knowledge

Posted in Dental Care

The Power of Knowledge

“Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.”
Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchie

Erbsville Dental believes in empowering patients with knowledge about dental results, procedures, and treatment plans. The main adage of the clinic states; “When it comes to oral health, Erbsville Dental believes that early prevention and education is critical to maintaining your teeth for a lifetime.” Although they offer a traditional approach to dental care, they go a little further than traditional dental clinics by educating their clients.


“I have gone to many different dentists throughout my life. Most don’t explain even something as straightforward as an x-ray result, other than to simply say you have a cavity on a certain tooth. Dr. Mathews showed me the result on the x-ray itself and using a mirror he also showed me the physical location of the cavity so I could see it clearly. He goes a little further to empower my future discussion about what to do next, and then gives his recommendation. The result is I feel confident that I am getting exactly the dental treatment I need.” – Alan

Questions Answered

Knowing important details like; when it will be necessary to remove my wisdom teeth? Who will remove my wisdom teeth? What is causing my discomfort? Where are the weak spots in my dental health? and why should I have a fluoride treatment? These may be simple questions, but ones you never need to ask at Erbsville Dental. “I have never left the clinic without fully understanding the level of my dental health or what was needed to maintain it.” – Steven

Stay Informed

A famous movie quote from Spiderman, “with knowledge comes responsibility” applies to your dental health. If you understand what you need to do and why, it also motivates you to do more or in some cases do better. Whereas a close to opposite quote “ignorance is bliss” can only apply to dental health very short term, because being unaware of an issue with your gums and teeth only allows a problem to grow. If you would rather know and do something to avoid or correct an issue, then visit Erbsville Dental regularly, and be empowered with knowledge about your dental health.  

Erbsville Dental is caring, friendly, and experienced. Book your next appointment today.