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June 24, 2016

Dr. Garth Pettit’s WorldWide Radio Broadcast 24 June 2016

Media: Audio

https://worldwideradiobroadcasting.com/2016/06/24/garth-pettit-interview.

 Dr. Garth Pettit’s “WorldWideRadioBroadcasting.com” Interview 24 June  2016

Subject: Dr.Garth Pettit’s “WorldWide Radio Broadcasting Interview 24 June 2016

Worldwide Radio Broadcast with Interviewer Charles Varriale

At WorldWide Broadcasting we have the unique opportunity to interview distinguished individuals who’ve made significant contributions to their respective industries and fields.

Joining us today is Dr Garth Pettit who is the sole director of 4 Your Smile 2 Shine Pty Ltd

“How are you doing today Garth?”

My Opening reply:

Hello Charles, I’m fine and very grateful for this radio broadcast opportunity.

These 2 quotes typically confirm the problems I have been addressing for the past 21 years.

They’re from Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health’s article in the University of Adelaide’s Research Impact Brochure, for 2011, on Page 30:

(QUOTE 1)

Despite approximately $1 billion dollars annually being directed to children’s dental services in Australia in the last decade, their oral health has actually worsened” (said Professor Spencer……..).

(QUOTE 2

 “Answering Dental SOS for children and Indigenous Australians. The challenge is to identify barriers to our children’s dental health so we can eliminate them. Poor diets, bottled water, low fluoride toothpastes and lack of education are just some of the reasons behind the deterioration of oral health in children and Indigenous Australians”. (END of QUOTE)

Charles I’ve been addressing these problems for 21 years. Just two of my eBook resources would eliminate these latter problems.

  • Is titled “Oral7 Hygiene Instructions Paint Your Mouth” and
  • Is a series of 12 and more eBooks titled “Teaching Oral Disease Prevention”.

Charles,

This radio interview with you makes it possible for me to inform many, many more individuals, parents, teachers, schools, dentists, dental therapists and dental hygienists throughout the world that the instruction “Brush Your Teeth” is passed it’s use-by-date.

Charles,

Every listener will know I have created an oral hygiene instruction more appropriate for them in this 21st Century.

In 2002 I titled it “Treat Your Mouth”

In mid 2007 I retitled it “Treat Your Whole Mouth”.

In late 2007, I re-titled it “Paint Your Mouth”.

It predictably prevents common oral diseases such as tooth decay, gum, diseases, bad breath and stained teeth and many related adult diseases.

Charles,

Listeners world-wide will become aware of my long list of Amazon eBooks that teach oral disease prevention.

They are inexpensive, interactive, entertaining eBooks that provide readers with a comprehensive oral health care education for both children and adults.

They are ideal teaching resources for parents and for school teachers in schools.

Also, there are 4 FREE eBook samples that can be read before buying them.

Fourthly, Charles,

I’m especially excited for children.

With these books their parents and or school teachers can teach kids how to prevent oral diseases.

Tens of millions of children world-wide could be taught using one school computer and one downloaded eBook titled “Teaching Oral Disease Prevention. 1 thru 12”. Just one outlay of US$ 49.99 on one computer shared by teachers in all classrooms, year after year.

Q1:  Garth, why is “Brush Your Teeth” passed it’s use-by-date?

 

“Brush Your Teeth” instruction began in 1500 B.C. when a Babylonean, a non-dentist, created a Chew Stick.

A Chew Stick is simply made by breaking a twig from a tree, removing the foliage and chewing one end to make it frayed.

“Brushing Your Teeth” with the frayed end of a Chew Stick was advised to clean tooth enamel surfaces.

Sap from some trees was also thought to be beneficial.

Even today the chew stick is used by many people in many countries.

In 1498, not many years after the sugar trade started to spread around the world from New Guinea, the enamel of rich people’s teeth began decaying, not just staining.

It did not affect poor people’s teeth because they could not afford to buy sugar.

In that year a Chinese Emperor, another non-dentist, looked at the Chew Stick, said to himself “what if the frayed end of a Chew Stick instead of being in line with the handle, it was at right angles to the handle?

The Chinese Emperor invented and actually Patented the first ever “tooth brush” made with bristles.

He took bristles taken from the back of a Siberian Hog’s neck then embedded them at right angle into bone or bamboo handles.

That made it much more efficient than the Chew Stick for cleaning teeth surfaces!

Tooth Paste was invented by a French dentist, Dr Julien Botot in 1755.

He invented it for his special patient. King Louis XV of France.

Mouth Wash also was invented by him for his King in the same year.

Currently, in the 21st Century, there are dozens of choices for tooth brushes, tooth pastes, mouth washes and many of other aids that claim to keep mouths healthy.

BUT THE FACT IS Almost EVERY PERSON, IN THIS 21st CENTURY, IS STILL BEING ADVISED TO “BRUSH YOUR TEETH”.

THAT ADDS UP TO 35 CENTURIES OF ADVICE TO “BRUSH YOUR TEETH”!

THAT’S ASTONISHING!

A TOOTH CLEANING INSTRUCTION THAT BEGAN IN 1500 B.C. STILL BEING ADVISED IN 2016!

“BRUSH YOUR TEETH” IS ONLY A TOOTH CLEANING INSTRUCTION.

It is a Cause of oral diseases because it does not remove all harmful plaque from a mouth!

Brush Your Teeth IS DEFINITELY PASSED IT’S USE-BY-DATE!

Q2  Garth, tell us about your new oral hygiene instruction “Paint Your Mouth”.

Charels, it took me 3 names before I convinced myself it was the most appropriate name for the instruction.

In 1992, I named it “Treat Your Mouth”.

In early 2007 I re-named it “Treat Your Whole Mouth” to emphasise the whole mouth.

In late 2007 I finally renamed it “Paint Your Mouth”.

Because one day I asked my classroom of children:

“Would you like me to show you how to Paint Your Mouth.

Without hesitation their response was an ECSTATIC YES.

They loved the idea! I had their entire attention!

They wanted to know how to “Paint Your Mouth”.

They were excited!

And so was I.

PAINT YOUR MOUTH is the ideal oral hygiene instruction because:    It removes all harmful plaque from all 7 mouth surfaces, teeth, gums, tongue, roof, floor, cheeks and lips.

It finally leaves helpful plaque on all these surfaces.

Calling a tooth brush a “MOUTH BRUSH” and tooth paste “MOUTH PASTE” emphasises it is not just TEETH we are concerned with.

Paint Your Mouth with a Mouth Brush and Mouth Paste emphatically accentuates MOUTH.

All 7 surfaces become covered with harmful plaque when eating and or drinking.

Those surfaces are: Teeth, gums, tongue, roof, floor, cheeks and lips.

  1. Paint Your Mouth instructs removal of all of this harmful plaque from all of these 7 surfaces in the mouth by cleaning with mouth brush and mouth paste
  2. Paint Your Mouth then instructs the removal of this harmful plaque from the mouth by thoroughly rinsing with water.
  3. Then instructs covering all 7 mouth surfaces with helpful plaque with mouth brush and mouth paste.
  4. Then instructs to spit out the EXCESS helpful plaque but not rinsing with water.

 

Astonishing as it may seem, My “TREAT YOUR MOUTH” oral hygiene instruction was the first ever, truly oral, oral hygiene instruction to have been created and the first to have been created by a dentist.

Q3 “Garth you said earlier that you intended to author oral healthcare books.  Can you tell us more about that?

Certainly Charles.

My World Wide Radio Broadcasting Interview will alert millions of people world-wide to 2 printed books and seventeen eBooks that I have published during my mission to prevent oral diseases in children.

 Searching  www.Amazon.com for Dr. Garth Pettit brings up all of my eBooks and my 2 Soft cover printed books.

All my eBooks have been 5 Star reviewed by professional book reviewer, Diane Donovan, Midwest Book Reviews.

One eBook, “Teaching Oral Disease Prevention. 1 thru 12” has been twice 5 Star reviewed: once by Diane Donovan, Midwest Book Reviews and another by Cindy Wolfe Boynton from Foreword Reviews

All of the eBooks have 8, lovable, friendly, cartoon characters who are EXPERTS:

  1. GarGar The Dentist is my Alter Ego.
  2. Croc-o-Smile, my expert on teeth.
  3. PadPaw, my expert on gums.
  4. Booksie Owl, my expert on tongues.
  5. Kook-a-Mum and Kooksie, my experts on the roof of mouth.
  6. Ruby Roo, my expert on floor of mouth.
  7. Grinny Squirrel and Ben Bilbie, my experts on cheeks.
  8. Minnie and Munchie Koalas, my experts on lips of mouths.

Children and adults who have studied these eBooks will predictably prevent common oral diseases.

Adults also will predictable prevent many associated general diseases such as heart attacks, strokes, Alzheimer’s Disease, dementia and diabetes.

The first books that I self-published in 2002 started was a set of 10 books clumsily titled:

MouthWise Oral HealthCare Manuals. Manual 2, Visit 1 and ended with Manual 2, Visit 10.

They were lots of fun,

They were set up like comics

They featured GarGar The Dentist and his 7 mouth Experts with activities, cartoons and questions.

But printing them made them expensive.

In mid 2007 I published a soft cover book titled “Sensational Smiles, Simple Advice 4 Your Smile 2 Shine, From Teenage to Old Age

 It’s still available from Amazon when searching “Dr Garth Pettit” as is the following book.

“Stop The Rot. Stop Telling Children “Brush Your Teeth”.

Late in late 2007 My wife became seriously ill.

I resigned my Government dental position in The Northern Territory and returned permanently to Adelaide in South Australia.

It was several months before I was able to return to my mission, Prevent Oral Diseases in Children.

Electronic copies I had of the original 10 printed books then became very useful in creating eBooks.

Two new eBooks were created to begin the series and were followed by the extensively revised electronic copies of the 10 printed books.

Thus there became a 12 eBook series.

They were published in Amazon in late 2007.

Subsequently since 2007 they’ve been improved and republished 3 times.

Many improvements accompanied by changing Titles, changing Front Cover Graphics and changing Contents have occurred. 

The latest editions are currently titled “Teaching Oral Disease Prevention” and they are listed below together with other published titles.

Common to all these eBooks is this Table of Contents:

Part 1: GarGar The Dentist Greets The SmileShine Gang

Part 2: GarGar The Dentist Teaches Paint Your Mouth

Part 3: Now It’s Fun and Exercise Time

Part 4: 4 Your Smile 2 Shine Lesson Test

Part 5: Lesson  Cartoon

Part 6: Certificate of Achievement

Part 7: GarGar’s MouthWise Advice and Treat Stamps

Part 8: GarGar’s MouthWise LifeWise Tips

Part 9: Answers to Questions

Part 10: About The Author

Part 11: Author’s Books

Part 12: Requests, Book Reviews, Websites

Also,  before I talk about each eBook let me describe other features common to these books.

  • Most have 12 Parts, or 12 Chapters
  • In Part 1 GarGar The Dentist Greets The SmileShine Gang
  • It is easy to move around inside of these eBooks:
  • Each Contents Page has links to each Chapter or Part
  • Each Chapter or Part has a link back to the Contents Page
  • From the Contents Page a graphic titled “My GarGar The Dentist Activity Album” can be downloaded………………………. Like the numerous other graphics it’s FREE. Yes it’FREE!………..
  • As the name suggests children can insert this into the front cover of a loose leaf folder to keep a record of the numerous activities they do when learning from the set of 12 eBooks.
  • Kids love albums!
  • They’ll proudly show off THEIR MY GARGAR THE DENTIST ACTIVITY ALBUM to friends, relatives, even strangers.
  • And every time they look at their album they’ll be revising.
  • They’ll rapidly become experts in oral healthcare and become eager to learn more from subsequent eBooks.
  • Another popular FREE downloadable graphic which can be hung on a bedroom wall is “My BEDROOM POSTER”.
  • It has 8 pictures of GarGar The Dentist with his 7 SmileShine Gang Members.
  • Along the top is written “ Hello and good morning from GarGar The Dentist and The SmileShine Gang.
  • What are you going to do today, 3 times today?
  • Paint Your Mouth?
  • Then there’s a link: PaintYourMouth.com/kids-comments
  • Here children can make their comments on this web page and see their names on the web!
  • For each of the numerous exercises, both written and drawn, in these eBooks there are special FREE downloadable stationery pages.
  • This stationery makes answering easier, keeps Albums tidy and make it easy for mums, dads or teachers.
  • I would love to see them being used by teachers in schools
  • Each of 10 Lessons have FREE downloadable Cartoons for their Albums
  • Each of the 10 Lessons have FREE downloadable Certificates of Achievement that look great in Albums

 

Now here is a brief description of the main topic for each eBook:

Title: Oral 7 Hygiene Instructions Paint Your Mouth

Describes why Brush Your Teeth is a poor oral hygiene instruction and why Paint Your Mouth is your ideal oral hygiene instruction. GarGar The Dentist and his SmileShine Gang make will appeal to children and adults.

Title: Teaching Oral Disease Prevention. 1 of 12

Subtitled “Learn Why Paint Your Mouth is Better Oral Hygiene Than Brush Your Teeth”.

GarGar The Dentist with his 7 Smile Shine Gang Members skilfully teach children and adults why Paint Your Mouth is better oral hygiene than Brush Your Teeth.

Title: Teaching Oral Disease Prevention. 2 of 12

In “Visit 2 of 12 to GarGar The Dentist children learn the Lyrics of GarGar The Dentist’s Song: “Mouth Painting I Will Go”.

The melody is the old nursery rhyme “A Hunting We Will Go”.

The lyrics are my oral hygiene instructions “Paint Your Mouth”.

3 of 12 is Subtitled “Lesson 1, “What Are Stix, Y, Zed?”

It’s an introductory lesson about chemical elements, simple compounds and complex compounds which can’t be seen but that are inside all foods and drinks they continually put into their mouths.

 

4 of 12 is Subtitled Lesson 2, “Who Are X. Y. ZED?”

Encourages children to learn about ingredients on food and drink packaging and to become aware which ingredients can be either harmful or helpful or harmless.

5 of 12 is Subtitled Lesson 3, “Where are X. Y. Z. in My Mouth”

Describes where plaque can build up on all 7 surfaces inside a mouth and how that plaque can be either harmful or harmless or helpful.

6 of 12 is Subtitled Lesson 4, “X.Y.Z. Plaque and Lurkeez”

Describes how food and drink elements become mixed up inside of plaque and how plaque can build up layer upon layer of plaque if left alone and allowed to.

7 of 12 is Subtitled Lesson 5, “Lurkeez and Nasteez”

Describes how bacteria inside of plaque can rapidly multiply in numbers which then break food remnants in the plaque into very harmful chemicals.

8 of 12 is Subtitled Lesson 6, “A Plaque Attack on Gums

Describes how the collar around a tooth, the gingiva, becomes filled with many of the 700 types of bacteria that dwell naturally in mouths.

Out-of-control this causes gingivitis which is easily recognisable by red, swollen and bleeding gums.

 

9 of12 is Subtitled Lesson 7, “A Plaque Attack on Teeth and Tongue”  Describes how tooth enamel can decay, can progressively move from the tooth surface to deeper in the enamel, then into the tooth nerves, then down the tooth’s root and finally into the jaw bone where it becomes an abscess.

It also describes how tongues can go from pink to become furry.

10of12is Subtitled “Lesson 8, Harmful, Helpful and Harmless X.Y.Z.” Describes which foods and which drinks are either harmful, or helpful or harmless when in the mouth.

And again, lots more activities to engage kid’s attention.

 

11 of 12. Is Subtitled Lesson 9, “How To Paint Your Mouth”

Gives very detailed instructions on how to paint your mouth.

 

 12 of 12. is Subtitled, Lesson 10 “Some Farewell Fun”

Reminisces on previous lessons and has the lyrics and melody

both by myself, Garth Pettit in 2002, of my oral healthcare song

“4 Your Smile 2 Shine”.

Title: Teaching Oral Disease Prevention. 1 thru 12

Twelve Chapters in this eBook are the latter eBooks 1 of 12 to 12 of 12.

It’s a big book but links to and fro make it easy to crawl around it.

It’s also cheaper than purchasing all 12 single eBooks.

Title: Mothers Teach Foetus All About A Smile

Mothers are able to communicate with their foetus from 16 weeks to create foetal memories and will find this useful up until 5 years old.

Title: GarGar The Dentist Toddlers Activity Books. Book a

Introduces toddlers to GarGar The Dentist and his 7 SmileShine Gang Member experts.

Title: GarGar The Dentist Toddlers Activity Books. Book b

The topic “Explore Your Mouth, It’s Like A House” has kids feeling all 7 mouth surfaces.

That ends my eBook list.

Oral hygiene instructions are the most important instructions that any human being ever receives.

Only dentists, dental therapists and dental hygienists are uniquely trained to give oral hygiene instructions to their patients.

But if your dental professional’s advice is “Brush Your Teeth” then I suggest you find one who does advise “Paint Your Mouth”. Otherwise my advice is purchase the eBook “Oral 7 Hygiene Instructions Paint Your Mouth”.

Teaching Oral Disease Prevention is best done by parents or especially teachers

There are hundreds of books and eBooks that teach oral health education but all of them teach the instruction “Brush Your Teeth” which as you now know is 35 Centuries old.

My eBooks, listed above, are the only books that educate “Oral Disease Prevention” and, importantly, they are child-friendly and inexpensive.

For my Book Reviews go to www.PaintYourMouth.com/book-reviews 

For FREE copies of my books go to www.PaintYourMouth.com  Click eBooks link at top. Select from 3 to 4 FREE downloadable eBooks.

Q4. Garth, tell us about your mission since 1996 to “Prevent Oral Disease in Children”.

I’d love to Charles, it’s been an exciting journey, solving a serious problem.

My mission to ”Prevent Oral Diseases in Children” began in July 1996, 5 years after I had retired from general dental practice when then I was living in Adelaide, South Australia.

My daughter phoned me from Alice Springs in The Northern Territory of Australia to advise me that her daughter, our grand-daughter, had been diagnosed with mild tooth decay in an upper front baby tooth. I blamed myself.

My oral healthcare advice had not prevented oral disease.

Within days I decided to return to dental practice on this mission: “Prevent Oral Diseases in Children”.

I wanted to improve on the traditional hand-out pamphlets routinely given to patients and become an author of books that would educate children to understand why and how to prevent oral diseases.

In January 1997 I became the District Dental Officer in Nhulunbuy, East Arnhem Land in The Northern Territory of Australia.

I was delighted.

I would be working with children, parents, teachers and schools to research for my mission “Prevent Oral Diseases in Children”.

I was lucky with my research because it required me to annually record school children’s Decayed, Missing, Filled Teeth, or DMFT as it known.

All DMFT records throughout Australia were sent to the Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health (ARCforPOH) in Adelaide, South Australia.

In 3 consecutive years, 2000, 2001 and 2002 at the remote district school in Numbulwar in East Arnhem Land something remarkable happened at my annual DMFT visit.

The 6 to 7 year old children’s teeth recorded no new decay and lots of arrested decay.

Feeling compelled to talk to the two classroom teachers I told them about no new decay and lots of arrested decay

I asked them if they could explain this phenomenon,

They replied, “Well we give our children a wholesome breakfast before classes begin.”

Knowing they would not have had that at home I commended them but said “That does not explain it. What else do you do?”

The teachers said “We hand out a toothbrush for each of our children, then squeeze tooth-paste onto the bristles.

Then we tell them to the outside water troughs”.

What do you instruct them, I asked?

“We tell them to ‘brush your teeth’ (PAUSE) ‘and rinse’ (Longer PAUSE) ‘and rinse and rinse your brush under the tap’.

The teachers meant by the first ‘rinse‘ to rinse their mouths, but children did not rinse their mouths because Australian Aborigines take instructions literally. So they rinsed and rinsed and rinsed their brushes under the tap.

THAT LEFT ALL THE TOOTH PASTE INSIDE THEIR MOUTHS.

The Result?  Lots of arrested tooth decay, no new tooth decay, healthy gums and no bad breath.

DMFT results for children in all other classrooms were exactly opposite. Lots of decay, gum disease and bad breath.

At that point of time in 2001 I had a set of Printed books ready for publication and put them on hold. Eventually they were super-ceded by my current eBook series.

 

Charles, on the 19th May 2016 ARC for POH announced results of their latest survey, 5 years later, with more bad news:

(Quote)

It shows high levels of sugary soft drinks and snacks, poor oral hygiene and a lack of regular check-ups is taking its toll. (End of Quote)

 

I receive Google Alerts daily, that echo these statistics in many, many countries throughout the world.

 

Charles, I Repeat “tens of millions of children world-wide could be taught using one school computer and one downloaded eBook titled, titled “Teaching Oral Disease Prevention. 1 thru 12”. Just one outlay of US $49.99 on one computer shared by teachers in all classrooms, year after year”.

 

Children will continue to be denied good oral health until they are shown how to “Paint Your Mouth” and taught “Teaching Oral Disease Prevention”.

My most recent achievements are:

A Speaker on ”Paint Your Mouth” at The 4th Asia Pacific Congress and Expo on Dental and Oral Health in Brisbane July 27-29 2015.

Recognized as Professional of the Year in WorldWide Who’s Who Registry of Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs 2015-2016 Edition.

Published a “Letter to The Editor of British Dental Journal” in September 2015.

Received invitations to speak on ”Paint Your Mouth” at congresses in Qatar, South Africa, Phillipines and Thailand

Requested to submit articles for 5 USA Dental journals.

And most importantly, this interview with you.

Charles, I thank you for helping me to alert millions of children and adults worldwide to

“Paint Your Mouth” and

“Teaching Oral Disease Prevention”.

 

December 22, 2015

WorldWide Branding – Who’s Who – Dr Garth D. Pettit

23 December 2015

WorldWide Branding have today advised me, Dr. Garth D. Pettit, that I am officially ‘branded’ as an expert in my field of dentistry: Prevent Oral Diseases in Children.

Their official announcement follows:

Dr. Garth D. Pettit Honored for Excellence in Dentistry

 
 

Dr. Pettit was the first dentist to create a completely oral, oral hygiene instruction

CAMPBELLTOWN, SA, AUSTRALIA, December 22, 2015, Dr. Garth D. Pettit, Sole Director of 4 Your Smile 2 Shine Pty. Ltd. has been recognized for showing dedication, leadership and excellence in dentistry.

Dr. Pettit has 60 years of professional experience, with 20 years as the sole director of 4 Your Smile 2 Shine Pty. Ltd. Throughout his career, he has set himself apart through his skill in dentistry, oral hygiene, oral disease prevention, publishing eBooks and videos, and now seeks public speaking in radio, television, on cruise ships and corporate staff presentations. Each day, he works to provide educational materials globally in the importance of oral hygiene in children. He has an article in “Letters to the Editor” soon to be published in the British Dentist Journal. Dr. Pettit engages in public speaking and in oral health seminars. 4 Your Smile 2 Shine Pty. Ltd. is an oral health education company specializing in oral disease prevention and the promotion of excellence in oral hygiene.

In 1995, five years after retiring from dental practices in Australia and England, Dr. Pettit’s granddaughter was diagnosed with mild tooth decay in a deciduous tooth. He was horrified and decided to return to his profession with a mission to prevent oral diseases in children. He returned to dental practice in January 1997 to research for proposed books to accomplish his mission: prevent oral diseases in children. Dr. Pettit attributes his success to his 5 Ps: Pettit’s Personified Patience, Persistence and Perseverance, which were all aided by passion, determination, innovation and drive.

In 2001, Dr. Pettit became the first dentist to create a completely oral, oral hygiene instruction and named it “Treat Your Mouth.” He later renamed the instruction “Treat Your Whole Mouth” in 2007, but soon after changed the name to “Paint Your Mouth,” because children in classrooms absolutely loved the thought of painting their mouths.

He says, “It is the perfect oral hygiene instruction, because it removes all harmful plaque from all seven internal mouth surfaces and then subsequently places helpful plaque on them.”

“Paint Your Mouth” will keep mouths free from all common oral diseases and many associated common adult diseases such as heart attacks, strokes, high blood pressure, diabetes, Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia.

The most recent highlight of Dr. Pettit’s career, in September 2015, was the acceptance for publication of his article, the title withheld until publication, by the Editor in Chief of the British Dental Journal. He expects it to attract many comments worldwide and intends to record the article and the comments on his website: http://www.paintyourmouth.com/bdj-comments.

Dr. Pettit received a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Adelaide’s School of Dentistry, and a graduate diploma in management from Central Queensland University. His main goal for the future is to continue providing educational leadership and awareness through the writing of his books, creating his eBooks as videos and public speaking in the importance of oral hygiene among both adults and children.

For more information about 4 Your Smile 2 Shine Pty. Ltd., visit http://www.paintyourmouth.com.

 

 

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September 14, 2015

British Dental Journal to Publish Letter by Author, Dr. Garth Pettit

The Editor in Chief of the British Dental Journal, (BDJ) has approved for publication at a later date, in Letters to The Editor, an article written by Author, Dr. Garth Pettit.

Because the British Dental Journal printed edition is also supplemented with an online edition the author’s article will also reach out to an additionally much wider audience. Any Comments made to the online edition will be added to the end of this article as and when they may occur.

Dr Pettit’s article will be added here following publication in the British Dental Journal.

 

Br Dent J. 2015 Oct 9;219(7):304. doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2015.763.

The word from down under: Whole mouth health.

Pettit G.

PMID:

26450229

[PubMed – in process]
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  • Sir, dental caries (along with poor appreciation of oral health issues) in children as reflected by DMFT scoring is, in 2015, still a pressing public health matter in Great Britain (1), as well as here in Australia and generally around the Globe. Apart from financial burden on individuals and Governments the individual’s longer term general health is being compromised.
  • For my own part, I was an NHS dentist from 1958 until 1980 and was always very busy with DMFT’s. In 1980 I returned to Australia with my wife and three children and recommenced practise till retirement in 1991.
  • Retirement proved to be relatively short lived. In July 1996 our granddaughter was diagnosed with early decay in an upper anterior tooth. Angrily I committed myself to this mission: Prevent Oral Diseases in Children.
  • In January 1997 I was appointed as District Dental Officer, East Arnhem Land, in the remote tropical Northern Territory of Australia. Marvellous I thought,  I would be working closely with schools, parents, teachers and children – the perfect environment for researching my mission: Prevent Oral Diseases in Children.
  • In early 2001, during recording annual DMFT in a Northern Territory district school, for the third consective year I observed the 6-7 year-old classroom’s mouths were unlike all the other classes. They were caries free!  The conversation I then had with their two teachers explained why. I was told that these pupils had been served  breakfast before the first lesson. Then after squeezing tooth paste onto their tooth brushes they were told to “go outside to the water troughs, brush your teeth and rinse…and rinse and rinse your brush under the tap”.  The teachers implied by the first ‘rinse’ to rinse your mouth, but the children misinterpreted that statement and  literally rinsed…and rinsed and rinsed the brush under the tap! Of course, what they had unknowingly left in their mouths were the active ingredients in the toothpaste! Serendipity had stepped-in to maintain their dental health!
  • Next, subjecting the instruction “Brush Your Teeth” to a SWOT Analysis, I was horrified to discover it had been created by the Chinese Emperor who had patented the first bristle made tooth brush in 1498. I then searched for an oral hygiene instruction pertinent to the 21st Century. In 1992 I created the OHI ‘Treat Your Mouth’. This is based on the fundamental observation that toothpaste, containing beneficial fluoride and antiseptic ingredients, should be literally left over the whole mouth and not rinsed away. I also renamed tooth brush, ‘mouth brush’ and tooth paste, ‘mouth paste’.
  • The concept evolved over time and in 2007 I renamed the approach: ‘Treat Your Whole Mouth’. Since then, finding that children respond very keenly to the notion of ‘painting’, it has become ‘Paint Your Mouth”. My own experience over many years shows that this really does dramatically reduce DMFT.
  • Inspired by many years of observation and results with this concept I have produced a series of eBooks for not only children but also adults. These are designed to be educating, entertaining and interactive (2). Special needs and vulnerable children (3) would also greatly benefit from this simple yet cost-effective approach.
  • Understandably to date, it is considered that caries is preventable in theory, but in practice this is not the case (1). My comment: I have a goal to make dental caries in practical terms, preventable. I aim to make it literally: ‘child’s play’ for everyone!
  • Garth Pettit, Adelaide
  • (1)
  • http://www.nature.com/bdj/journal/v219/n2/pdf/sj.bdj.2015.587.pdf 
  • (2)
  • http://www.paintyourmouth.com/health-education-ebooks-english-titles/
  • (3)
  • http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Dittu+a+and+vulnerable+children 

 

September 11, 2015

News Wire Release 4th Asia Pacific Congress and Expo on Dental & Oral Health, Brisbane

Hello Readers,

 

Re News Wire Release 4th Asia Pacific Congress and Expo on Dental & Oral Health, Brisbane, Australia 27-29 July 2015.

http://www.expertclick.com/NRWire/Releasedetails.aspx?id=71451

 I have been invited to speak on  my oral hygiene instruction,”Paint Your Mouth”, at the 4th Asia Pacific Conference and Expo in Brisbane, Australia, 27 – 29 July 2015. I was exceedingly excited when I received this invitation and also very impressed with the theme of the Conference: “New Challernges to Improve Dental and Oral Health Care Globally”.

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Dr Garth Pettit

September 11, 2015

4th Asia Pacific Congress & Expo on Dental and Oral Health, July 27 – 29, 2015, Brisbane

 

This is the link to my video presentation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3ibdEJaryY  

I was extremely excited by receiving an invitation from the organizers of the 4th Asia Pacific Congress & Expo on Dental and Oral Health, July 27 – 29, 2015, Brisbane, Australia. To receive an invitation to speak on “Paint Your Mouth”, my oral hygiene instruction, was just like ‘icing on the cake’. It’s the first ever oral hygiene instruction created by a dentist! The first ‘tooth’ cleaning instruction was by a Babylonian in 3,500 BC when he created a “Chewstick. The next ‘Brush Your Teeth’ instruction was created by a Chinese Emperor in 1498 when he patented the first bristle toothbrush. His bristles were from the back of a hog’s neck and his handles were either bone or bamboo. We must get away from that era! Also the theme of the Conference, “New Challenges to Improve Dental & Oral Health Care Globally”, had me jumping up and down with joy. Despite my age; 85!!! I have spent my entire time focussed, since 1996, on a mission, “Prevent Oral Diseases in Children”, and now have numerous resources that are ready and waiting to quickly achieve the conference’s theme.

  • To coincide with the conference I have scheduled the release of a new Amazon eBook titled “Oral 7 Hygiene Instructions Paint Your Mouth”.
  • Already in Amazon I have numerous books that teach oral disease prevention from foetus age to old age

Also planned are books c to z of the Alphabet Series: My GarGar The Dentist Toddlers Activity Books.

Dr Garth Pettit, Author & Oral Health Care Educator

September 18, 2013

Teaching Oral Disease Prevention. 1 thru 12 – Update

September 18, 2013 – Update. Soon to be published. ”Teaching Oral Disease Prevention. 1 thru 12” is a combination of the series of twelve eBooks, ”Teaching Oral Disease Prevention. 1 of 12” etc. up to 12 of 12 into one convenient Amazon Kindle, eBook. Dr. Garth Pettit, Author, Oral Health Care Educator wrote it to fulfil a mission begun in 1996: Prevent Oral Diseases in Children. The author’s research led him to put the oral hygiene instruction Brush Your Teeth to a SWOT analysis which indicated it was a poor oral hygiene instruction. He created the instruction, Treat Your Mouth, later se-named it Treat Your Whole Mouth finally re-named it Paint Your Mouth….because children became thrilled and excited by the thought and wanted to ‘paint your mouth’. Each of these eBooks is an oral health care education resource children themselves can read and understand but preferably teaching oral health and teaching oral disease prevention is best achieved with supervision by parents and, or educators. This eBook illustrates through words and pictures the author’s “Paint Your Mouth” approach to oral hygiene which explains why kids find it much more appealing than being told to “brush [their] teeth.” Adding to the fun it is narrated by the author’s alter ego, the smiling, animated GarGar the Dentist and a menagerie of kid-friendly helpers of the SmileShine Gang, like Booksie Owl, Croc-O-Smile, Grinny Squirrel, and PadPaw the rabbit who, offer oral health tips and reminders. Original songs such as “Mouth Painting I Will Go” sung to the tune of the familiar children’s song “A-Hunting We Will Go,” effectively and cleverly disguise learning, as do the Treat Stamps kids can earn for correctly answering questions. The book also includes drawings, quizzes, and other activities the SmileShine Gang encourages families to do together. Woven into these games is the comprehensive healthcare information every young person—and adult—needs to prevent disease oral disease problems like tooth decay, gum disease, bad breath, and stained teeth. Among other topics, readers learn: the best food and drink options for better oral health; the types of bacteria that form in the mouth; what plaque is and how it forms; what causes bad breath and tooth decay; and the daily steps to the best oral hygiene. Making good oral care something kids would want to do, while understanding why they need to do it is a key objective. Written in a kid-friendly tone, it includes effective graphics. Sophisticated dental and medical information is presented in a simple manner. The final last ten chapters end with a printable “4 Your Smile to Shine” certificate of achievement. . ”Teaching Oral Disease Prevention. 1 thru 12” is recommended for adults and children alike. The list of FREE graphics for “Teaching Oral Disease Prevention. 1 thru 12” is: • Front Cover of “My GarGar The Dentist Activity Album” in which can be kept the following FREE images • All eBook Front Covers for this eBook and each Cover for the twelve single “Teaching Oral Disease Prevention” eBooks • Download links for each image of GarGar The Dentist and The SmileShine Gang. A total of eight images which can be placed in “My GarGar The Dentist Activity Album” and/or in the bedroom, or on the wall, or on classroom walls or anywhere else • Nine Certificates of Achievement for lessons 1 to 9 and a Certificate Of Oral Health Excellence for lesson 10 • My GarGar The Dentist Bedroom Poster for children which has a picture of GarGar The Dentist and each of the seven SmileShine Gang members and a gentle reminder to “Paint Your Mouth” 3 times each day Australian Dental Association SA president Dr. Angela Pierce stated “The best investment anyone can make in oral health is in teaching and prevention….early intervention will lead to a generation of children who won’t be as reliant on dental care in the future.” Dr. Pierce after reviewing the Teaching Oral Disease Prevention eBook series stated: “…truly impressed with your fortitude and devotion to this worthy cause.”

September 17, 2013

Mothers Teach Foetus All About A Smile – Update

September 17, 2013 update

Mothers Teach Foetus All About A Smile has been edited and is scheduled to be re-published soon with immensely enhanced features.

Mothers Teach Foetus All About A Smile! An innovative eBook for mothers. Recommended from 14 week foetus, when memories begin, through pregnancy and up to 3 year old toddler. Early start oral health care!. more

Mothers Teach Foetus All About A Smile is a compilation of extracts from all thirteen ‘How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth?’ titles which have been greatly enhanced and soon to be republished with the title Teaching Oral Disease Prevention. Author Dr. Garth Pettit’s eBook Mothers Teach Foetus All About A Smile is a powerful survey from a dentist who bases his advice on research showing that mothers have the ability to communicate with their fetus as early as 16 weeks into pregnancy. Mothers Teach Foetus All About A Smile is a unique approach to oral health care education.

This revelation powers a unique approach to dental hygiene that offers mothers-to-be a program for fetus communication and baby health. It advocates singing and speaking words to impart elementary oral hygiene directions and create early pleasant associations about oral health, and it uses extracts of songs, text and characters from Dr Pettit’s prior books to help pregnant mothers begin early oral health education programs.

Online links are provided to song melodies, while the clear lyrics embellished with cartoon characters from Dr. Pettit’s prior books offer expectant mothers an easy and simple way to sing to and teach their unborn child.

The synthesis of all Dr. Pettit’s dental education basics into one easy primer for expectant mothers assures that dental insights will be received at quite an early age (pre-birth): an achievement that is unique and exciting.

The author strongly recommends mothers who talked and sang to their foetus during pregnancy to continue to do so from birth up until toddler age. He also recommends mothers who did not use Mothers Teach Foetus All About A Smile during pregnancy to use it as early as possible after birth as an introduction to oral health until toddler age.

There are very few books on the market that emphasize pre-birth health, and no dental care books that address subliminal and pre-birth approaches to dental health. Mothers Teach Foetus All About A Smile stands alone and should be of interest to any mother who wants the earliest start on a child’s dental awareness.

Mothers Teach Foetus All About A Smile has several unique features for an eBook: FREE downloadable graphics of and including:

• Front Cover of “My GarGar The Dentist Activity Album” in which can be kept the following FREE images

• This eBook’s Front Cover
• My Pregnancy Journey “Cover”
• My Pregnancy Journey Page/s
• Download links for each image of GarGar The Dentist and The SmileShine Gang. A total of eight images which can be placed in “My GarGar The Dentist Activity Album” and/or in the bedroom, or on the wall, or on classroom walls or anywhere else
• My GarGar The Dentist Bedroom Poster for children which has a picture of GarGar The Dentist and each of the seven SmileShine Gang members and a gentle reminder to “Paint Your Mouth” 3 times each day

“Mothers Teach Foetus All About A Smile” is an oral health resource recommended to mothers during pregnancy and to mothers with babies up until 3 years old. Besides mothers during maternity it is also recommended to anyone with interests in women’s health, to midwives, anyone with perinatal interests and to all who are interested in oral health.

December 27, 2012

Make Teaching Oral Disease Prevention Your New Year Resolution

ExpertClick News Release: Make Teaching Oral Disease Prevention Your New Year Resolution

Campbelltown, South Australia (EXPERTCLICK) December 26, 2012 – Millions of children and adults throughout the world again this year, 2012, needed treatment for easily preventable oral disease because they have never been taught oral disease prevention. Australian Dental Association S.A. President, Angela Pierce said “The best investment anyone can make in oral health is in teaching and prevention……early intervention will lead to a generation of children who won’t be as reliant on oral care in the future.” Oral Health Care Educator and Author Dr. Garth Pettit reduced teaching resources prices in a 2013 oral health promotion. Reviewer Diane Donovan wrote, in her Five Star reviews for How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth? eBooks, “Any educator or parent seeking an oral health program directed to the young will find this entire set a winner”.

Dr. Pettit says “Since 2002 my advice for mandatory oral health education for children has been ignored and I was encouraged by Dr. Angela Pierce’s supportive comments”. However to address that oral disease crisis, early 2001, the Australian Government ignored Dr. Pierce’s advice and opted only for a $10bn plan for treatment of oral disease. ” During 2012 similar situations of crisis-high levels of oral disease in children and adults were announced in U.S.A. and in the U.K. Each prompted another “Brush Your Teeth” campaign.

The Author claims “Brush Your Teeth is an out-of-date, 500 year old tooth cleaning instruction. Children deserve the best oral hygiene advice and teaching oral disease prevention is a top priority for their education. How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth introduce children to their ideal oral hygiene instruction, Paint Your Mouth. These resources for teaching oral disease prevention are, in the words of reviewer Diane Donavan: “Unique and unparalleled in nature or source…..They are winners”. Another Five Star reviewer, Cindy Wolfe Boynton, ForeWord Clarion Reviews, writes: “How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth? 1 thru 12 is a well-written, effective, and valuable learning tool for adults and children alike”.

How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth? 1 of 12 to How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth? 12 of 12 have each been awarded Five Star Reviews by Reviewer Diane Donovan, Senior eBook Reviewer MBR. The eBook How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth? 1 thru 12, which combines all twelve of the previous books into one convenient eBook has been awarded Five Star Reviews by Reviewer Diane Donovan, Senior eBook Reviewer MBR and by Cindy Wolfe Boynton, ForeWord Clarion Reviews. Both reviewers have recommended them to both children and adults.

“Adults will certainly benefit from reading these eBooks.” says the Doctor. “Most have never been formerly educated in the basics of oral disease prevention”. “But in particular they should be alert to long term, low grade, mild, gum diseases which have been proven, by many researchers, to contribute to common chronic diseases including heart attacks, strokes, atherosclerosis, and diabetes. Adults quickest and easiest way to prevent these health problems is to read How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth? eBooks”.

Link to Dr Angela Pierce’s comments:
http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/billion-plan-to-stop-the-rot/story-e6frea8c-1226284529676
Link to Diane Donovan, Senior EBook Reviewer, MBR:
http://midwestbookreview.com/mbw/apr_12.htm#donovan
Link to Cindy Wolfe Boynton, ForeWord Clarion Review:
https://www.forewordreviews.com/reviews/how-do-i-look-after-my-kids-teeth-1-to-12/

Make Teaching Oral Disease Prevention Your New Year Resolution
Amazon link to the books listed below is:
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=How%20Do%20I%20Look%20After%20My%20Kids%20Teeth

All 12 eBooks in one convenient book:
How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth? 1 thru 12, WAS $49.99 – NEW YEAR 2013 SPECIAL, just $9.99. Save $40.00
All 12 individual eBooks:
How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth? 1 of 12, just $0.99 – price unaltered
How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth? 2 of 12, just $0.99 – price unaltered
The remaining ten How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth? eBooks in the series WERE $4.99 each – but NEW YEAR 2013 SPECIALS are just $0.99 each, saving $4.00 each.
The New Year Oral Health Promotion Sale is scheduled to end 31 January, 2013
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November 21, 2012

PRWeb Press Release: Preventing Oral Diseases Begins in Pregnancy Claims Author in New eBook

Excited by confirmed research that a sixteen week foetus can hear what their mother says, especially when singing, and that the foetus learns and creates memories of what is said or sung Author, Oral Health Care Educator Dr. Garth Pettit created and now has published a new Amazon Kindle eBook titled: ‘Oral Health Foetus Lessons for Mothers’.

Campbelltown, South Australia (PRWEB) June 25, 2012: The Doctor became excited by confirmed research that a sixteen week foetus can hear what their mother says, especially when singing, and that the foetus learns and creates memories of what is said or sung. He then realized he could help pregnant mothers create foetal memories that would help babies take to a tooth brush like a duckling takes to water. Author, Oral Health Care Educator Dr. Garth Pettit created and now has published a new, , Amazon Kindle eBook titled: ‘Oral Health Foetus Lessons for Mothers’.

A mother’s ability to create pleasant memories in a foetal brain that will benefit the foetus throughout life is an extraordinary gift unique to a mother. Only mothers can talk to and sing to their foetus to create foetal memories. Creating pleasant foetal memories of smiles, oral health, oral hygiene and oral health care will benefit the foetus in and from childhood when he or she must learn how to actively and continuously prevent common oral disease (tooth decay, gum diseases, bad breath and stained teeth) for their smiles to shine.

Foetal song memories from ‘Mothers Teach Foetus All About A Smile’ will make oral hygiene instructions for tooth brushing fun for mothers and their babies. Included in ‘Mothers Teach Foetus All About A Smile’ are two chapters of oral hygiene songs, lyrics by Dr Pettit, for mothers to sing; ‘Mouth Painting I Will Go’ and ‘4 Your Smile 2 Shine’. The lyrics in both songs are instructions for the Doctor’s oral hygiene advice to “Paint Your Mouth” not “Brush Your Teeth”, advice he has been proposing successfully since 2002. YouTube links to these songs are:
Visit 4 Video Clip of GarGar The Dentist (Mouth Painting I Will Go): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFHciQWNjTc
4 Your Smile 2 Shine Song for Foetus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tjMe2T3wn4&feature=g-upl

Foetal text and animated animal character memories will make it easier for mothers and educators to educate children to prevent oral diseases. ‘Mothers Teach Foetus All About A Smile’ includes ten chapters of very light-hearted text recommended by the Author for mothers to speak and describe to their foetus. This text is light chit chat between GarGar The Dentist and his animal friends named the SmileShine Gang. The SmileShine Gang are seven fun filled, kid-friendly animal characters found throughout all chapters and each of the seven characters is an expert in one of the seven important surfaces in a mouth that must be both cleaned and protected; Croc-O-Smile for teeth, PadPaw for gums, Booksie Owl for tongue, Kook-A-Mum and Kooksie for roof of mouth, Ruby Roo for floor of mouth, Grinny Squirrel and Ben Bilbie for inside of cheeks and finally Minnie and Munchie Koalas for inside of lips.

‘Mothers Teach Foetus All About A Smile’ may also alert many mothers and their families to knowledge about oral hygiene and oral health care and oral disease prevention that they have never been told.

‘Mothers Teach Foetus All About A Smile’ is an abridged version of the Author’s thirteen ‘How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth? eBooks. These thirteen eBooks were given reviews by D. Donovan, Senior eBook Reviewer, MBR:
http://www.midwestbookreview.com/mbw/apr_12.htm#donovan

Donovan’s review for ‘Oral Health Foetus Lessons for Mothers’ is scheduled to be published in July, 2012. http://www.midwestbookreview.com/mbw/jul_12.htm#donovan

Recently received, 8 June 2012, is another Five Star Review for How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth? 1 thru 12 by Cindy Wolfe Boynton, Foreword Clarion Review: https://www.forewordreviews.com/reviews/how-do-i-look-after-my-kids-teeth-1-to-12/

The Author has high expectations for a review in process for Mothers Teach Foetus All About A Smile by ForeWord Clarion Review.

Quote from http://www.WhatToExpect.com/pregnancy/your-baby/week-16/ear.aspx
“ Listen up : Tiny bones in your foetus’s ears are in place this week, making it likely that the baby can hear your voice when you’re speaking (or singing in the shower) at 16 weeks pregnant. In fact, studies have found that babies who are sung to while they’re in the womb recognize the same tune when it’s sung to them after they are born (so choose your baby Musak with that in mind…).”

Quote from http://www.edu.helsinki.fi/lapsetkertovat/lapset/In_English/Huotilainen.pdf “All researchers agree on the fact that the foetus is capable of hearing the mother’s voice very clearly due to ‘bone conduction’, the fact that the mother’s voice does not travel to the foetus through the air but directly through their mother’s body.”“Music is very powerful in producing foetal memories. When the mother frequently listens to music, the foetus will learn to recognize and prefer that same music compared to other music.” The power mothers have to create foetal memories convinced the Author to help mothers in pregnancy by writing this book, ‘Oral Health Foetus Lessons for Mothers’.

‘Oral Health Foetus Lessons for Mothers’, USD$5.95, is available for purchase from either of these links:
http://www.PaintYourMouth.com/mothers-teach-foetus-all-about-a-smile

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=B008B4S8JC

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How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth? 1 thru 12 – Five Star Midwest Book Review

How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth? 1 thru 12 – Five Star review by D.Donovan, Senior eBook Reviewer MBR

How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth? 1 thru 12

Oral 7™ Hygiene-“Paint Your Mouth”, Visits 1 to 12 Visits to GarGar The Dentist
Dr. Garth Pettit, GarGar The Dentist
4 Your Smile 2 Shine Pty. Ltd.
ISBN: 9781920712167
ASIN: B0057XY18C $49.99
Available from these links:
http://www.PaintYourMouth.com/how-do-i-look-after-my-kids-teeth-?-1-thru-12

Parents and educators seeking a one-volume collection of the “Paint Your Mouth” idea will find Visits 1 to 12 Visits to GarGar The Dentist presents the entire program in one convenient place.

An introduction of why GarGar’s program works and how it can lead to an elimination of expensive treatments and only the need for regular check-ups covers all the basics of the “paint your mouth” kid-friendly approach, then moves to specific chapters packed with oral hygiene instruction.

Chapter One introduces the cartoon characters of The SmileShine Gang, explains why brushing teeth does not in fact totally clean the mouth or protect against oral diseases, and uses the simple cartoon animals to illustrate the concept of ‘painting your mouth’ twice.

The basics of how to use the toothbrush as a ‘paintbrush’ in the process makes toothpaste ‘mouth paint’ and forgoes a single scrubbing in favor of a two-paint process.

Part 2 in the Oral Hygiene series provides GarGar’s original “Mouth Painting I Will Go” song lyrics and provides Visit #2 in the series. The entire song is on YouTube and anyone can look up TheVideoDentist to hear GarGar sing “Mouth Painting I Will Go”.

Don’t expect musical expertise and polish, but do expect a lively and fun sing-along that holds many lyrics but reinforces, through step-by-step musical enhancement, the entire process of mouth painting.

The next lesson covers different foods, package labeling puzzles, and explanations of basic chemicals and minerals commonly found in toothpaste and foods and how they affect oral health.

Kids are invited to draw these compounds, are given some simple lessons and phrases that avoid any confusion over terminology, and are given fun reinforcing exercises to make the ‘X, Y and Z’ lesson even more appealing.

Here bright mouth models are used to identify areas of the mouth needing attention, while the quite extensive song lyrics provides the depth needed to teach all the basics of mouth painting.

The chapter covering ‘What Are STIX, Y, ZED?’ teaches about the things that go in the mouth – food, drinks, and toothpaste – and how to identify their ingredients. Stix, Y and Zed are GarGar’s names for the chemical compounds that are in all foods and drinks, and are simplified for kids’ understanding through a series of drawing lessons and colorful cartoon examples.

The chapter covering ‘WHO are Stix, Y and Zed?’ covers food and drink labeling and ingredients in more depth, discussing ingredients and nutrition and how these ingredients can be either harmful, helpful or harmless to the mouth.

Ingredients in popular meals from breakfast to dinner are discussed with insights into which are ‘X, Y or Zed’ while lists of ingredients invite kids to understand categories and where they fall.

The next chapter covers WHERE X, Y and Zed are located in the mouth, further discussing what happens to food and drink in the mouth and how a bite of food is processed. An ‘X, Y and Z’ hunt is explained where kids can hunt down these elements in their mouths.

X. Y. Z. PLAQUE and LURKEEZ expands the technical information and defines plaque and GarGar’s made-up word Lurkeez, exploring special ways X, Y and Z are mixed up during the chewing process and the tiny germs he calls Lurkeez, which look like worms, mix with saliva and X, Y and Z, and contribute to the formation of plaque.

Colorful crayoned cartoon drawings explore these concepts in easy terms kids can readily understand, with discussions of saliva blending into fun exercises and drawing sessions to help reinforce the technical concepts.

The technical insights continue in the section LURKEEZ and NASTEEZ, which tells how lurkeez live naturally in various parts of the body and how they can multiply to change from benign to bad. Lurkeez in plaque is the big worry, so this chapter traces the evolution of lurkeez to plaque and considers the new Stix, Nasteez.

Different ways plaque, lurkeez and nasteez build up, layer, and interact in the mouth are present in colorful crayon illustrations to help kids understand an otherwise-technical process leading to tooth decay.

Visit #8 covers plaque’s attack on gums and identifies what a gum is, how plaque builds up on gums, and the problems of scale: hard plaque build-up. Clear large-size drawings show teeth, build-up points, and scale and plaque issues.

Visit #9 continues the focus of plaque’s lasting effects on the mouth, here examining how it builds up on teeth and tongue and what can be done about it.

Clear, large drawings identify the parts of a healthy tooth and what happens during a plaque attack on a tooth or tongue.

The concepts of tooth decay and abscess are covered along with the causes of tooth stains.

Visit #10 returns to the harmful, helpful and harmless features of X, Y and Z and explores their appearance in different substances. Lists of foods and drinks that hold harmful, helpful or harmless X, Y and Z encourages kids to think about what they are eating, while lists of places that may be cautionary – including sweet and ice cream shops and bakeries and take-aways – help kids reflect on where they are choosing to buy foods.

Visit 11 returns to and reinforces the beginning ‘paint your mouth’ concept with attention to choosing a proper tooth (paint) brush and toothpaste (mouth paint).

The colorful plastic full-set teeth model is provided to reinforce the ‘how to’ concept, while kids are invited to identify and explore their own mouths and understand such advance definitions as ‘quadrants’ and properly brushing techniques for teeth, gums, tongue, and inside lips as well as the roof and floor of the mouth and the cheeks.

Visit 12 concludes the lessons and provides ‘farewell fun’ for a final educational visit, providing a history of ‘paint your mouth’ and telling how GarGar evolved a different style of oral hygiene for both kids and adults to prevent common oral diseases.

Each chapter is packed with quizzes, drawing assignments, stamps, certificates of achievement: virtually everything a parent or educator needs to engage a child. Each chapter also emphasizes the child’s power in avoiding tooth decay and bad dental problems.

Any educator or parent seeking an oral health program directed to the young will find this entire set a winner, with translations in major foreign languages lending to world-wide usefulness.

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How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth? 1 thru 12 – Five Star review by D.Donovan
Oral 7™ Hygiene-“Paint Your Mouth”, Visits 1 to 12 Visits to GarGar The Dentist
Dr. Garth Pettit, GarGar The Dentist
4 Your Smile 2 Shine Pty. Ltd.
ISBN: 9781920712167
ASIN: B0057XY18C $49.99

Available from these links:

http://www.PaintYourMouth.com/how-do-i-look-after-my-kids-teeth-?-1-thru-12

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