Teaching Oral Disease Prevention 9 of 12
“Teaching Oral Disease Prevention 9 of 1” is the ninth in a series of twelve Teaching Oral Disease Prevention Amazon Kindle, eBooks written by retired dentist Dr. Garth Pettit, Author, Oral Health Care Educator to fulfill a mission he began in 1996, Prevent Oral Diseases in Children.
The author’s research led him to put the oral hygiene instruction Brush Your Teeth to a SWOT analysis which indicated the instruction does not clean the entire mouth of unwanted debris, nor leave the whole mouth protected against oral diseases and therefore could be a cause of oral diseases. He created the instruction, Treat Your Mouth, later changed the name to Treat Your Whole Mouth and more recently changed it to Paint Your Mouth....because children became thrilled and excited by the thought and wanted to ‘paint your mouth’.
Each of these eBooks is an oral health care education resource children themselves can read and understand but preferably teaching oral health and teaching oral disease prevention is best achieved with supervision by parents and, or educators.
In this ninth eBook of the twelve book series this is what children will learn:
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 some 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.
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.
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.
Kids are provided with pictures of a plastic mouth model and invited to do their own mouth explorations to identify different parts.
In 'Question Time' kids are invited to draw as well as to answer the reinforcing quizzes on concepts.
The usual concluding stamps, awards and cartoon interactions reinforce the ideas in this lesson plan.
Teaching Oral Disease Prevention. 9 of 12 is another fun-filled lesson for children’s oral health education and oral disease prevention.
The list of FREE graphics for “Teaching Oral Disease Prevention 9 of 12” is:
•Front Cover of “My GarGar The Dentist Activity Album” in which can be kept the following FREE images.
•This eBook’s Front Cover: Teaching Oral Disease Prevention. 9 of 12.
•Download links for each image of GarGar The Dentist and The SmileShine Gang. A total of eight images which can be placed in “My GarGar The Dentist Activity Album” and/or in the bedroom, or on the wall, or on classroom walls or anywhere else.
•Certificate of Achievement for successfully passing Visit 9, Lesson 7 test.
•My GarGar The Dentist Bedroom Poster for children which has a picture of GarGar The Dentist and each of the seven SmileShine Gang members and a gentle reminder to “Paint Your Mouth” 3 times each day.
Australian Dental Association SA president Dr. Angela Pierce stated “The best investment anyone can make in oral health is in teaching and prevention….early intervention will lead to a generation of children who won’t be as reliant on dental care in the future.” Dr. Pierce after reviewing the Teaching Oral Disease Prevention eBook series stated: “…truly impressed with your fortitude and devotion to this worthy cause.”