Oral health isn't something that most people pay a whole lot of attention to. In the grand scheme of overall health, it is often brushed to the sidelines. However, dental issues were recently shoved to the forefront of one of America's hottest T.V. shows, as John Stamos joined the cast of Glee playing a dentist.
His recurring character emerged for the first time on the recent Britney Spears-themed episode. He will continue to show up throughout the remainder of the season, treating many of the show's characters for oral health problems. Along the way, he is expected to inject himself into some romantic situations.
The role could bring greater attention to a number of oral health conditions. By playing the "cool guy," as Stamos described his character in an interview with ABC News, he may help to bring a greater interest in dental matters to the masses.
Experts say that visiting a dentist is one of the most important ways an individual can prevent bad breath and other dental problems. With visions of dashingly handsome dentists in their minds, oral health providers may at least see an uptick in female patients.