May 17, 2012

Kids’ Tooth Decay SOS # 9 For Parents and Educators

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Kids’ Tooth Decay SOS # 9 For Parents and Educators

Campbelltown, South Australia (EXPERTCLICK) May 17, 2012 – Dr. Garth Pettit, Oral Health Care Educator, Author of Kindle eBook, How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth? 7 of 12. Kids’ Tooth Decay SOS # 9.

Kids’ Tooth Decay SOS # 9: “”Tooth decay is a contagious disease spread from person to person–in your case, most likely from you and your husband to your child. All adults who come into close contact with the child need to floss and use Squigle Enamel Saver at least twice a day, to eradicate their infection.” Anonymous.

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? 7 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? 7 of 12 is as follows:
Learn GarGar The Dentist’s Oral Health Lesson 7
A Plaque Attack on Teeth and Tongue

Dr. Garth Pettit, GarGar The Dentist
4 Your Smile 2 Shine Pty. Ltd.
ISBN13: 9781920712235 (e-book, Volume 9)
ASIN: B004ZQRLE8 US$4.99
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004ZQRKXK

“Lesson 7 reinforces the concepts in Lesson 6 with a more specific focus, “A Plaque Attack On Teeth and Tongue”.

Here kids learn how tooth decay develops and also how plaque affects the tongue, and is the last discussion of the nasty things that can build up due to poor dental hygiene.

This reinforces why the doctor’s ‘paint your mouth’ process is much more important than just brushing teeth alone, and provides a cartoon drawing paired with clear identification of different parts of a tooth. Enamel, dentine, pulp, nerves and roots are all discussed using the simple drawing and discussions revolve around both a healthy tooth and what happens when plaque and decay build up and attack the tooth.

Tooth stains and tongue health are also covered in this lesson, which also include more advanced discussion of pits and fissures in the tooth enamel.

Visit 9 exercises encourage several sets of drawings and provide reinforcing concepts for painting the mouth and for the concepts provided in this lesson plan.

Translations offered in French, German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese continue to provide easy lessons for foreign language speakers.

Reinforcing the prior lesson that lurkeez and nasteez are bad for your gums and gingivae, this lesson shows exactly how they work to build plaque, discussing all the evidence of buildup and identifying the gingival sulcus as an area where plaque and scale is most likely to build up and cause lasting problems.

Color drawings of healthy teeth and unhealthy teeth affected by plaque build-up show the progression of decay and emphasize that kids have a positive role in making sure this doesn’t happen.

No drawings at the end of this lesson: kids are provided with pictures of a plastic mouth model and invited to do their own mouth explorations to identify different parts.

In the ‘Question Time’ portion kids are invited to draw as well as to answer the reinforcing quizzes on concepts, making for a diverse and fun lesson.

The usual concluding stamps, awards and cartoon interactions reinforce the ideas in this lesson plan, while the translations offered in French, German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese continue to provide easy lessons for foreign language speakers.”

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? 7 of 12 is Chapter 7 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? 7 of 12 go to: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004ZQRKXK

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 www.Amazon.com , of How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth? 7 of 12 will greatly assist the prevention of oral diseases in children.

Also your comments, on Kids’ Tooth Decay SOS # 9, will be welcome on my website, http://www.PaintYourMouth/Kids-Tooth-Decay-SOS-9

Dr Garth Pettit
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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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