May 6, 2012

Kids Tooth Decay SOS # 2

Kids’Tooth Decay SOS # 2: Worried Parents Urgently Seeking Help

Campbelltown, South Australia (EXPERTCLICK) 7 May, 2012 – Since 11 April 2012 Dr. Garth Pettit, Oral Health Care Educator, Author of 88 Amazon-listed books, receives 6 or more emails daily from a Yahoo Group of parents concerned with their kids’ dental problems. The Author believes his Amazon listed oral health education ebook resource, ‘How Do I look After My Kids Teeth? 1 thru 12’ is the complete resource all parents and educators need to educate children to prevent these common oral diseases: tooth decay, gum diseases, bad breath, stained teeth.

Kids’ Tooth Decay SOS # 2 from an anxious parent: “I was just wondering if any moms have tried Zoom tooth whitening and if so did your teeth hurt afterwards?” Stephanie.

Oral disease prevention of tooth decay, gum diseases, bad breath, and stained teeth is infinitely better, for parent and child, than treatment for these oral diseases. I advise Stephanie to now seek treatment for her child’s stained teeth and simultaneously institute an oral healthcare, children-friendly education. This SOS and those that follow are intended to inform children’s mothers and educators of the eBooks ‘How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth?’ In particular this SOS cites the second half of the review information for consideration of eBook ‘How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth? 1 thru 12’.

Dr. Garth Pettit, Oral Health Care Educator is author of 88 Amazon listed books. ‘How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth? 1 thru 12’ is one of 13 How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth? English edition eBooks. The remaining 12 eBooks are this ebooks’ 12 chapters published individually: 1 of 12 to 12 of 12. These eBooks are also published in French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish. All thirteen English editions recently received glowing, five star reviews in Midwest Book Review, April 2012:

“How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth? 1 thru 12” review by Diane Donovan, Senior eBook Reviewer. Second half:

“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.”

eBook How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth? 1 thru 12 is Nominated in 7 Categories in Dan Poynter’s Global EBook Awards 2012. Finalists will be announced in gorgeous Santa Barbara, California USA on August 18, 2012.

You may purchase How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth? 1 thru 12:

Let’s together help children to prevent oral diseases. A review by you, on , of How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth? 1 thru 12 would greatly assist the prevention of oral diseases in children. Also your comments on Kids’ Tooth Decay SOS # 2, on my website would greatly assist in the prevention of oral diseases in both children and adults: http://www.PaintYourMouth/Kids-Tooth-Decay-SOS-2
Thank you,
Dr Garth Pettit


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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