May 11, 2012

Kids’ Tooth Decay SOS # 6 For Parents and Educators

Lesson 4 Video Clip with GarGar The DentistKids’ Tooth Decay SOS # 6 For Parents and Educators

Campbelltown, South Australia (EXPERTCLICK May 11, 2012 – Dr. Garth Pettit, Oral Health Care Educator, Author of Kindle eBook, How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth? 4 of 12. Kids’ Tooth Decay SOS # 6.

Kids’ Tooth Decay SOS # 6: “BUT a few months ago I noticed discoloration on her top front teeth. I’ve taken her to two dentists; the first one said those are cavities developing (and blamed it entirely on nursing and lack of fluoride), and the other said it’s enamel defect/lesions (“that should resolve with the use of fluoride toothpaste”). I’m getting a third opinion, because after much reading, I’ve decided to continue with not using fluoride, at least for now. “ Lan.

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.

“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? 4 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? 4 of 12 is as follows:
Learn GarGar The Dentist’s Oral Health Lesson 2
“Who Are STIX, Y ZED?”

Dr Garth Pettit, GarGar The Dentist
4 Your Smile 2 Shine Pty. Ltd.
ISBN13: 9781920712181 (e-book, Volume 4)
ASIN: B004ZR9CIK US$4.99

“Lesson #2 extends information begun in Oral Health Lesson #1, narrowing the focus to cover more ingredients and nutritional information to be found on product labels.

Kids are invited to examine labels on bottles, jars, tins, packets and all kids of containers of foods and drinks, and to identify the names of contents which could be either harmful, helpful or harmless to oral hygiene efforts.

Ingredients searches are divided into breakfast, lunch and dinner and adopt a fun method of examining ingredients and understanding their oral health impact.

Drawings of different common foods for breakfast, lunch and dinner accompany further details on non-foods that can be bad to put in the mouth, such as sticky fingers or dirty toys.

Discussions of helpful ingredients such as fluoride and mouth care aids versus sugars and acidic foods like lemon juice are included along with examples of harmless ingredients.

The fun and exercise section encourages kids to keep track of how many harmful, helpful or harmless ingredients they’ve encountered during the day, offering the reinforcement of questions, drawing projects, and ‘painting your mouth’ questions, while answers to questions from the prior visit allow for another Certificate of Achievement to be assigned.

Again: translations are readily available in French, German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese as well as the original English.”

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? 4 of 12 is Chapter 4 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? 2 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? 4 of 12 will greatly assist the prevention of oral diseases in children.

Also your comments, on Kids’ Tooth Decay SOS # 6, will be welcome on my website, http://www.PaintYourMouth/Kids-Tooth-Decay-SOS-6

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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