May 4, 2012

Kids Tooth Decay SOS 1

Kids’ Tooth Decay SOS # 1: Worried Mums Urgently Seeking Help

Campbelltown, South Australia (EXPERTCLICK) 4 May, 2012 – On 11 April 2012 Dr. Garth Pettit, Oral Health Care Educator, Author of 88 Amazon-listed books, applied to join two Yahoo Oral Health Discussion Groups. RDHAP Group, 220 dentists, declined his request. VeryYoungKidsTeeth Group accepted. 6 or more emails daily quote parent concerns of kids with tooth decay. 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 prevent common oral diseases in English speaking children.

Kids’ Tooth Decay SOS # 1 for Parents and Educators: “Like many of the stories here, we took DD in for her first checkup after we thought we saw a horizontal line on her left I tooth. Turns out she has FOUR cavities!” Suca.

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 Suca to now seek treatment for DD’s oral diseases 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 first 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.

The following is the first half of a review of the ebook How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth? 1 thru 12. Published in Midwest Book Review April 2012. The review by Diane Donovan, Senior eBook Reviewer:
“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 hea
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.”

Review to be continued in the next Kids’ Tooth Decay SOS # 2.

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.

Let us 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 # 1, on my website would greatly assist in the prevention of oral diseases in both children and adults: http://www.PaintYourMouth/Kids-Tooth-Decay-SOS-1
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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