June 24, 2012

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:

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.


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:



In July 1996 the Australian author, Dr. Garth Pettit, received a phone call from his daughter who informed him that his 3 year old granddaughter had been diagnosed with mild tooth decay in an upper front baby tooth. They were living many miles apart, two full day trips by car. The doctor was angry with himself and with the lack of any decent oral health education available for children or parents.

Dr. Pettit then decided he would end his five years of retirement from private dental practices. He created a mission: Prevent Oral Diseases in Children. Then he set about seeking employment in the Government sector where he would be involved with children, their parents and their schools. In January 1997 he took up duties as District Dental Officer, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory of Australia and was based in Nhulunbuy, a very beautiful coastal and bauxite mining town. The author thought it to be ideal for his research.

The Nhulunbuy Dental Clinic staff, which included three dentists, serviced several remote, Aboriginal Communities which were accessible only by aircraft. A fourth dentist responsible to him was based on Groote Eylandt. This dentist’s position was half Government and half private practice.

To concentrate more on his research the author, in early 1999, relocated to this position. It was here, in 1999, where he performed a Strength-Weakness-Opportunity-Threat analysis on the instruction Brush Your Teeth, found it to be out-of-date (1497!) and created a better oral hygine instruction Treat Your Mouth. Later changed that to Treat Your While Mouth and finally changed to Paint Your Mouth….because kids just loved the idea to paint your mouth.

The Author’s most recent five star reviewed titles added to his Amazon account are:
Mothers Teach Foetus All About A Smile. Teaching Oral Disease Prevention
GarGar The Dentist Toddlers Activity Books. Book a
GarGar The Dentist Toddlers Activity Books. Book b
Teaching Oral Disease Prevention. 1 of 12 etc. to 12 of 12
Teaching Oral Disease Prevention. 1 thru 12. TThis combines all previous 12 titles into one convenient title.

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Thanks for one’s marvelous posting! I really enjoyed reading it, you could be a great author.I will make certain to bookmark your blog and will often come back someday. I want to encourage that you continue your great writing, have a nice day!

    gporal7h - May 29, 2016 Reply

    Sorry for late reply!

    I have been extremely busy, inundated with requests to submit articles to dental magazines, speak at dental conferences and speak on www.WorlWideRadioBroadcating.com Thank You, Dr. Garth Pettit

    gporal7h - May 29, 2016 Reply

    Thank you for your encouragement. Not enough is being done that could be done to educate people to prevent oral diseases.

    Dr Garth Pettit

    gporal7h - May 29, 2016 Reply

    Thanks for your comments. Oral health care education should be taught to children at all schools.. Dr. Garth Pettit

    gporal7h - May 29, 2016 Reply

    Thanks for your comments. Prevention of oral diseases is an ideal. Cure is both costly and avoidable! Dr Garth Pettit

    gporal7h - May 29, 2016 Reply

    Glad you enjoyed it and thanks for your encouragement. I’ve been on this mission, ‘Prevent Oral Diseases in Children’, for 21 years now and at last am being rewarded for my efforts from people, important people, who can help me to achieve my goal “Prevent Oral Disease ion Children”. Dr Garth Pettit.

    gporal7h - May 29, 2016 Reply

    Sorry for delay in replying. I look forward to your return ant time. But right now I am very excited because important people are listening to me and my mission to prevent oral diseases in children is set to take off globally! Dr Garth Pettit.

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