May 18, 2012

Kids’ Tooth Decay SOS # 10 For Parents and Educators

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Kids’ Tooth Decay SOS # 10 For Parents and Educators

Campbelltown, South Australia (EXPERTCLICK) May 18, 2012 – Dr. Garth Pettit, Oral Health Care Educator, Author of Kindle eBook, How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth? 8 of 12. Kids’ Tooth Decay SOS # 10.

Kids’ Tooth Decay SOS # 10: “Coral white toothpaste has been recommended to me as good for the overall dental health of our whole family. Had anyone used it or know anything about it? I need to order toothpaste for myself and husband, but also for our 5y.o. and 19 month old. I’m not sure if I should be trying tooth builder or coral white. Suggestions? Thanks.” Sarah.

Prevention of the common oral diseases tooth decay, gum diseases, bad breath and stained teeth is simple if parents and educators know what oral hygiene instruction and what oral health care education to give to teach their children. The dental profession’s advice to prevent oral diseases, since the invention in the year 1498 of the first bristle toothbrush, has been “Brush Your Teeth”. Children’s oral health care education, if at all, has been based on that advice; “Brush Your Teeth”. It has never changed!

It is now timely for a change. “Brush Your Teeth” is a misleading oral hygiene instruction. Many people, taking it literally and simply brushing only teeth, are candidates for dental treatment throughout their lifetimes. Children especially take instructions literally thus are more prone to misinterpret the instruction “Brush Your Teeth”.

“That this instruction “Brush Your Teeth” has not succeeded in the prevention of oral diseases in children (and in adults!) is evidenced by the sheer, and ever- increasing, demand for treatment of all common oral diseases: both by children and by adults” says Author. Dr. Garth Pettit advises parents and educators, in Kindle eBook, How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth? 8 of 12, to instruct children to “Treat Your Whole Mouth” or better still for children, “Paint Your Mouth” and to provide children with an oral health education based on that instruction. The Author recommends reading this recent review of this eBook.

Diane Donovan’s entire review for How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth? 8 of 12 is as follows:
Learn GarGar The Dentist’s Oral Health Lesson 8
“Harmful, Helpful and Harmless “X. Y. Z.”

Dr. Garth Pettit, GarGar The Dentist
4 Your Smile 2 Shine Pty. Ltd.
ISBN13: 9781920712242 (e-book, Volume 10)
ASIN: B004ZR9DL6 US$4.99
“Lesson 8’s topic is ‘Harmful, Helpful and Harmless X.Y.Z.’ and moves past the scary decay topics of the prior lessons to discuss the hopeful facts that some STIX, some Y and some ZED can be helpful rather than harmful.

It teaches which X. Y. Z. are harmful, which are helpful and which are harmless, and it discusses how to gain access to the helpful ones, from fluoride water to milk.

Lists of harmful foods and drinks to be avoided accompany discussions of making wise choices and avoiding sweets shops and other places filled with poor food choices that lead to decay.

If such foods are consumed kids are advised to include a routine to paint their mouths quickly to avoid hours of build-up and decay opportunities.

Some of the places where harmful substances reside are intrinsic to the author’s native country, such as a ‘Tuck Shop’ or ‘Milk Bar’; but cartoon drawings clarify the intent and they will be no problem for young international readers.

In the Activity section kids are invited to list the ingredients they like to eat or drink, and to assess them for their health qualities. They’re invited to examine labels to look for clues to healthy contents, and invited to make wiser choices to substitute better foods and drinks.

Oral questions and concluding cartoons reinforce all the concepts of good food choices and their link to dental health, with the translations in French, German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese allowing all kids to learn.”

Reviewed by: Diane Donovan, Senior eBook Reviewer, Midwest Book Review, April 2012

These eBook reviews are strongly recommended reading for children’s parents and educators whose responsibility it is to provide their kids with oral hygiene, oral health care and oral disease prevention information.

How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth? 8 of 12 is Chapter 8 of The eBook How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth? 1 thru 12 which has been Nominated in 7 Categories in Dan Poynter’s Global EBook Awards 2012.

Dr. Pettit profusely thanks Dan Poynter and ExpertClick for these free oral health care promotions which, hopefully, will help him to achieve his 1996 created Mission Statement: Prevent Oral Diseases in Children. “But this can’t be accomplished without additional help from children’s parents, educators, teachers and schools.” The Doctor says.

To purchase How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth? 8 of 12 go to:

SPECIAL PROMOTION: From midnight PST 16 May 2012 until midnight PST 20 May 2012 the following two eBooks will be available from Amazon for $0.00. FREE! Enjoy:
How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth? 1 of 12
How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth? 2 of 12

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Price reduction effective immediately! The Author believes this price reduction will make How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth? 1 thru 12 be more accessible to more children.
How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth? 1 thru 12 has been reduced from $49.99 to $34.99. This new price also applies to the French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish editions.

A review by you, on , of How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth? 5 of 12 will greatly assist the prevention of oral diseases in children.

Also your comments, on Kids’ Tooth Decay SOS # 10, will be welcome on my website, http://www.PaintYourMouth/Kids-Tooth-Decay-SOS-10

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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