Dental Anatomy 101
Posted on Wednesday, August 12th, 2009
To be able to make informed decisions about your health and health care, you need to understand your body and how it works. But many of us have only the vaguest ideas about this – echoes of what we hear from mass media or dim memories from high school “health” classes. So one of our tasks – here and in our office – is to teach about these things. We aim to provide knowledge and resources for further learning to help people become agents of their own wellbeing.
Recently, we came across an old (1970s) educational video from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry that thoroughly explains all the different oral structures and can give you some of the key dental language you need to understand your dentist’s exam findings and recommendations. It’s not the most entertaining of videos, we know, but the information is useful.
Watching this film for the first time, the drabness of the presenter made us wonder, “Why can’t more anatomy and physiology videos be both informative and entertaining, like the old Schoolhouse Rock ones were?” And at that, we took in a few of those clips, which we thought you might enjoy, as well…