April 7, 2012

Paint Your Mouth eBook Reviews: English Editions.

eBOOK REVIEWS By MIDWEST BOOK REVIEWS. ENGLISH EDITIONS

ALL VOLUMES 1 to 12.

How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth? 1 thru 12
Oral 7™ Hygiene-“Paint Your Mouth”
Visits 1 to 12 Visits to GarGar The Dentist

Dr. Garth Pettit, GarGar The Dentist
4 Your Smile 2 Shine Pty. Ltd.
ISBN: 9781920712167
ASIN: B0057XY18C $49.99
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0057XY18C

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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 health
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.

X. Y. Z. PLAQUE and LURKEEZ expands the technical information and defines plaque and GarGar’s made-up word Lurkeez, exploring special ways X, Y and Z are mixed up during the chewing process and the tiny germs he calls Lurkeez, which look like worms, mix with saliva and X, Y and Z, and contribute to the formation of plaque.

Colorful crayoned cartoon drawings explore these concepts in easy terms kids can readily understand, with discussions of saliva blending into fun exercises and drawing sessions to help reinforce the technical concepts.

The technical insights continue in the section LURKEEZ and NASTEEZ, which tells how lurkeez live naturally in various parts of the body and how they can multiply to change from benign to bad. Lurkeez in plaque is the big worry, so this chapter traces the evolution of lurkeez to plaque and considers the new Stix, Nasteez.

Different ways plaque, lurkeez and nasteez build up, layer, and interact in the mouth are present in colorful crayon illustrations to help kids understand an otherwise-technical process leading to tooth decay.

Visit #8 covers plaque’s attack on gums and identifies what a gum is, how plaque builds up on gums, and the problems of scale: hard plaque build-up. Clear large-size drawings show teeth, build-up points, and scale and plaque issues.

Visit #9 continues the focus of plaque’s lasting effects on the mouth, here examining how it builds up on teeth and tongue and what can be done about it.

Clear, large drawings identify the parts of a healthy tooth and what happens during a plaque attack on a tooth or tongue.

The concepts of tooth decay and abscess are covered along with the causes of tooth stains.

Visit #10 returns to the harmful, helpful and harmless features of X, Y and Z and explores their appearance in different substances. Lists of foods and drinks that hold harmful, helpful or harmless X, Y and Z encourages kids to think about what they are eating, while lists of places that may be cautionary – including sweet and ice cream shops and bakeries and take-aways – help kids reflect on where they are choosing to buy foods.

Visit 11 returns to and reinforces the beginning ‘paint your mouth’ concept with attention to choosing a proper tooth (paint) brush and toothpaste (mouth paint).

The colorful plastic full-set teeth model is provided to reinforce the ‘how to’ concept, while kids are invited to identify and explore their own mouths and understand such advance definitions as ‘quadrants’ and properly brushing techniques for teeth, gums, tongue, and inside lips as well as the roof and floor of the mouth and the cheeks.

Visit 12 concludes the lessons and provides ‘farewell fun’ for a final educational visit, providing a history of ‘paint your mouth’ and telling how GarGar evolved a different style of oral hygiene for both kids and adults to prevent common oral diseases.

Each chapter is packed with quizzes, drawing assignments, stamps, certificates of achievement: virtually everything a parent or educator needs to engage a child. Each chapter also emphasizes the child’s power in avoiding tooth decay and bad dental problems.

Any educator or parent seeking an oral health program directed to the young will find this entire set a winner, with translations in major foreign languages lending to world-wide usefulness.

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

INDIVIDUAL VOLUMES 1 to 12:
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How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth? 1 of 12
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
http://www.paintyourmouth.com/ and
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=ASIN%3A+B0057XY18C&x=14&y=24

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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.)

ood 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

How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth? 2 of 12
ORAL 7™ Hygiene, Simply Your Best!

Dr Garth Pettit, GarGar The Dentist
4 Your Smile 2 Shine Pty. Ltd.
ISBN13: 978-1-920712-28-0 (e-book, Volume 2)
ASIN: B004ZQRKXA US$0.99
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004ZQRKXA

Book 2 in the Oral Hygiene series provides GarGar’s original “Mouth Painting I Will Go” song lyrics and provides Visit #2 of 12 lessons involving GarGar The Dentist and his cartoon gang. Here a fun MouthWise Oral Healthcare song is employed to help reinforce the techniques provided in Book 1.

Fun color models in vivid fuchsia outline differences between gums and teeth and provide eye-catching images of teeth while the rollicking rhyming lyrics to the song invite kids and parents to play as they paint.

The little cartoon color animals provided in Book 1 – GarGar’s SmileShine Gang – each represent one of the seven important surfaces inside the mouth, so kids that are able to memorize their favorites will instantly know what surface GarGar is speaking about. These characters are peppered throughout the song, reinforcing basic concepts of dental hygiene.

Parents may wonder how they can use lyrics when there is no accompanying cd or musical notation, but 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.

As with the others in the series, translations are readily available in French, German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese as well as the original English, making these a fine choice for a wide audience.

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

How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth? 3 of 12
Learn GarGar The Dentist’s Oral Health Lesson 1:
“What Are STIX, Y, ZED?”

Dr Garth Pettit, GarGar The Dentist
4 Your Smile 2 Shine Pty. Ltd.
ISBN13: 9781920712174 (e-book, Volume 3)
ASIN: B004ZR00K4 US$4.99
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004ZR00K4

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Visit #3 to GarGar the Dentist teaches children basic facts about food and drink choices and how they affect oral health.

The 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 health.

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.

A simple quiz provides ideas for further drawing activities and invites parents and kids to partake. There’s also a colorful, printable Certificate of Achievement to reinforce successful tests, discussions of ‘plaque monkey’ challenges, and tips on how to make sensible, wise choices on what to put in one’s mouth.

Answers for Visits are given in the next Visit, assuring a smooth transition between books and lessons.

As with the others in the series, translations are readily available in French, German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese as well as the original English, making these a fine choice for a variety of cultures.

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

How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth? 4 of 12
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
http://www.amazon.com/Look-After-Kids-Teeth-ebook/dp/B004ZR9CIK/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1331258612&sr=1-1

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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

How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth? 5 of 12
Learn GarGar The Dentist’s Oral Health Lesson 3
“Where Are X. Y. Z. in My Mouth?”

Dr Garth Pettit, GarGar The Dentist
4 Your Smile 2 Shine Pty. Ltd.
ISBN13: 9781920712198 (e-book, Volume 5)
ASIN: B004ZQZZK0 US$4.99
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004ZQZZK0

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Reinforcing the prior ‘X, Y and Z’ lessons about what goes into one’s mouth is the discovery that teeth, gums and tongue are commonly covered with food and drink remnants after drinking and eating.

Lesson 3 takes the next step from examining ingredient labels and understanding their impact to understanding where ‘X, Y, Zs’ hide in the mouth. They don’t just get on teeth, tongue and gums: they mix with saliva and stick on cheeks, lips, and the roof and floor of the mouth.

GarGar invites kids to play ‘hide and seek’ with these elements, using colorful drawings to outline the nature of the ‘hunt’ and how to identify chewing surfaces, the tongue, and other areas where residue collects.

Kids are invited to produce many more drawings illustrating all these concepts, with drawing exercises supporting questions, cartoons, treat stamps and answers to questions from Visit 4.

Translations are offered in French, German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese as well as the original Englis

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

How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth? 6 of 12
Learn GarGar The Dentist’s Oral Health Lesson 4
“X. Y. Z. PLAQUE and LURKEEZ”
Dr Garth Pettit, GarGar The Dentist
4 Your Smile 2 Shine Pty. Ltd.
ISBN13: 9781920712204 (e-book, Volume 6)
ASIN: B004ZQRL9I US$4.99
http://www.amazon.com/Look-After-Kids-Teeth-ebook/dp/B004ZQRL9I/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1331260294&sr=1-1

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Lesson 4 covers ‘X. Y. Z. plaque and lurkeez’, continuing the lesson structure of previous titles and focusing on one particular place these elements can hide to cause much damage to teeth, gums and tongue.

Plaque and different kinds of bacteria and germs are explained in a title that tells how ‘X, Y and Z’ are mixed up in the mouth, how tiny germs that look like worms mix with saliva and ‘X, Y and Z’, and how plaque builds up.

Big color drawings of plaque accompany an explanation of what it consists of, how it builds, and how saliva helps the digestive process and aids in good oral health.

Fun and exercise time includes drawings of lurkeez, saliva drops, tooth surfaces, and layers of plaque from different meals of the day.

Oral questions, more drawing exercises, and ‘painting your mouth’ questions reinforce learning and offer kids the opportunity for another Certificate of Achievement.

The focus on plaque, its origins and buildup capabilities, and how important it is to identify and eradicate plaque early on provides a very simple lesson plan that builds on the previous explanations and simplifies the entire process of understanding where plaque comes from.

Seven important surfaces to clean to prevent the buildup of plaque are reviewed in a title that emphasizes the layering abilities of plaque buildup.

Lesson 4 takes another giant step in outlining the building blocks of oral hygiene and continues to add depth by building oral health and dental facts slowly in a step-by-step process.

And as with the others, translations are offered 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

How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth? 7 of 12
Learn GarGar The Dentist’s Oral Health Lesson 5
“LURKEEZ and NASTEEZ”

Dr. Garth Pettit, GarGar The Dentist
4 Your Smile 2 Shine Pty. Ltd.
ISBN13: 9781920712211 (e-book, Volume 7)
ASIN: B004ZQRKXK $4.99
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004ZQRKXK

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The topic here is “lurkeez and nasteez” and this lesson provides details on how the composition of plaque is changed by bacteria breaking down complex chemical compounds into possibly harmful substances.

If this sounds too complex for a child, keep in mind the always-child-friendly format of GarGar The Dentist, which uses a blend of fanciful, now-familiar cartoon animal drawings and clear chatty text to teach even the most complex of dental concepts.

Kids learn that ‘lurkeez’ live naturally inside the mouth and that lurkeez bacteria in plaque are the big problem. Plaque lurkeez are unaffected by healthy saliva washes and can build up quickly after every meal, leading to the development of nasty Stix (already presented in a prior lesson) a bad situation indeed.

The focus on explaining lurkeez and nasteez is reinforced by color drawings explaining their process, then accompanied by the sections inviting kids to color their own understanding of the process, a quiz section, and reinforcing questions on GarGar’s entire ‘painting the mouth’ process.

Again: stamps, a Certificate of Achievement, and ‘lifetime tips’ reinforce past and present lessons and provide a unified focus.

The translations offered in French, German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese as well as the original English offer a worldwide opportunity for GarGar’s dental health message to get through to the young.

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

How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth? 8 of 12
Learn GarGar The Dentist’s Oral Health Lesson 6
A Plaque Attack on Gums

Dr. Garth Pettit, GarGar The Dentist
4 Your Smile 2 Shine Pty. Ltd.
ISBN13: 9781920712228 (e-book, Volume 8)
ASIN: B004ZQRL3Y US$4.99
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=9781920712228+&x=0&y=0

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The focus of Lesson 6 is “A Plaque Attack On Gums” and continues the progressive learning pattern by showing how plaque affects the entire mouth.

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


How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth? 9 of 12
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/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=9781920712235&rh=n%3A133140011%2Ck%3A9781920712235&ajr=2

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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

How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth? 10 of 12
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
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=9781920712242&rh=n%3A133140011%2Ck%3A9781920712242&ajr=2

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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 floride 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

How Do I Look After My Kids Teeth? 11 of 12
Learn GarGar The Dentist’s Oral Health Lesson 9
Learn How To Paint Your Mouth
Dr. Garth Pettit, GarGar The Dentist
4 Your Smile 2 Shine Pty. Ltd.
ISBN13: 9781920712259 (e-book, Volume 11 )
ASIN: B004ZQRLUW US$4.99
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004ZQRLUW

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How To Paint Your Mouth provides detailed oral hygiene instructions on exactly how to ‘paint your mouth’, beginning with the ‘why’ of the operation and moving to when and where to do so.

This isn’t a repeat of the first book: its instructions offer more depth and detail and provides step-by-step direction, and it re-identifies the nature of the tooth brush and helps kids identify whether a brush is too big, too small, or just right.

Tooth paste is changed to ‘mouth paint’ and the colorful plastic models of the mouth are used to teach the positions and names of adult teeth, the concept of ‘quadrants’, and much more.

There’s a lot of information in this lesson, which offers step-by-step instruction on how to brush and paint the different kinds of teeth surfaces in a more effective manner.

Thirteen specific steps are reinforced by play time activities accompanied by the admonition to never rinse the mouth with water after surface painting.

By painting the whole mouth, kids create a layer of helpful plaque filled with helpful X. Y. Z’s. Special cleaning tips are reinforced by fun concluding chapters in this winning presentation, which is filled with information kids and parents will want to review numerous times.

Again: translations in French, German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese allow all kids access to key dental health information.

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

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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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