May 8, 2012

Kids Tooth Decay SOS # 3 For Parents and Educators

Part 1 of 5: Treat Your Whole Mouth is Better Oral Hygiene Than Brush Your Teeth.

Kids’ Tooth Decay SOS #3 For Parents and Educators

Campbelltown, South Australia (EXPERTCLICK): May 8, 2012 – Dr. Garth Pettit, Oral Health Care Educator is the Author of Kindle eBook, How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth? 1 of 12 which is Chapter 1 of the eBook , How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth? 1 thru 12. Kids’ Tooth Decay SOS # 3 highlights yet another concerned parent of a very young child suffering with tooth decay, an easily preventable oral disease.

Kids’ Tooth Decay SOS # 3 for Parents and Educators: “I have got a 4 year old and we were told by NHS pediatric dentist in hospital that her two molars and possibly two front teeth need to be extracted.” Burca.

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 Burca to now seek treatment for her child’s decayed 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 eBook ‘How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth? 1 of 12 to initiate an ideal oral healthcare education for her child.

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 eBook’s 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:

Diane Donovan’s entire review for How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth? 1 of 12 is as follows:
Oral 7 Hygiene: “Paint Your Mouth”

Dr Garth Pettit, GarGar The Dentist
4 Your Smile 2 Shine Pty. Ltd.
ISBN13: 9781920712273 (e-book, Volume 1)
ASIN: B004ZR9CY4 US$0.99

“How can parents look after their kids’ teeth?
Plenty of books discuss oral hygiene but most are aimed at adults, and there are very few picture books for young kids – which is where one should ideally begin with early preventative measures.

Oral 7 Hygiene: “Paint Your Mouth” is the first book in a series of 12, comes from a dentist who teaches children how to ‘paint their mouths’, and teaches a preventative program that is much better than just brushing teeth. (In fact, this series shows how brushing teeth often actually leads to poor oral hygiene.)

Good oral hygiene is best taught by parents and good oral health education, Dr. Pettit maintains, is best taught by teachers in schools supported by parents – not dentists.

This first book in his series uses a friendly cartoon, GarGar The Dentist, to teach very simple points defining oral health and why it’s important.

Besides the cartoon dentist we meet various characters: Booksie Owl (who is an expert in tongues), PadPaw the Rabbit (who knows all about gums), Croc-O-Smile (who is an expert in teeth), and a host of others: a kangaroo, squirrel, koalas and more.

These friendly, simple animal drawings blend with text to provide an easy exploration of habits and choices that get a mouth dirty – and what to do about them.

The case is made for a different approach that involves not the usual tooth-brushing routines, but the kid-friendlier invitation to ‘paint your mouth’, rinse, then ‘paint your mouth’ again. Using his technique the toothbrush becomes a Mouth Brush, toothpaste is Mouth Paste, and kids are invited to have fun during the ‘second painting session’, which does not involve rinsing off the toothpaste and its protective qualities.

Step-by-step graphics and simple instruction are parent-friendly and kid-friendly and allow for quick, easy instruction and a method that makes an oral hygiene routine fun.

The entire series also has been translated to in French, German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese as well as the original English, making these fine choices for world-wide attention.”

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

The eBook How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth? 1 of 12 is Chapter 1 in “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 me to achieve my 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.

To purchase How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth? 1 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

A review by you, on , of How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth? 1 of 12 will greatly assist the prevention of oral diseases in children. Also your comments, on Kids’ Tooth Decay SOS # 3, will be welcome on my website, http://www.PaintYourMouth/Kids-Tooth-Decay-SOS-3
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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