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  1. Adolescents & Oral HealthTooth decay can stopped, reversed, and prevented! Natali Batros, Christine Joseph, Monisha Kumar, Holly Booker

  2. Our Target Group & Educator • Adolescents • High School Students • Years 11-12 (Ages 16-18) • Both Male and Female • In Public School • Educator • Teacher • Oral health professional

  3. Contents MONISHA • Our rationale • Dental Caries • Our products • Main aspects of stress related behaviour in adolescents • Student diary • Conclusion

  4. Rationale MONISHA • Remember to talk about research methods such as Medline…etc..etc • Why adolescents are at risk of dental caries

  5. Rationale MONISHA • The aim of our project is to provide a medium that can be used as tool for communicating that “tooth decay can be stopped, reversed and prevented” to adolescents.

  6. Dental Caries MONISHA (Dental Caries Circles, 2001)

  7. Our Products CHRISTINE • Educators booklet • Accompanying CD • Pamphlets • Diary

  8. Educators booklet CHRIST Format – learning objectives, slide references, notes to educator and reference to diary Content How it will be used What is included?

  9. Diet CHRIST

  10. Health & Hygiene Habits CHRIST

  11. Exercise & Energy CHRIST • By being physical active, you are more likely to maintain a healthy weight, a healthier body mass and composition. Such results will also assist in social development; build self confidence and social interactions (World Health Organisation, 2011). • Engage in at least 30 minutes of exercise daily

  12. Caffeine Quick Fixes HOLLY

  13. Sleeping Habits HOLLY Sweet Dreams. (n.d.). Retrieved March 22, 2011, from Women's Health Topics: http://womenshealthtopics.wordpress.com/2009/11/21/sweet-dreams/ • 80-90% of the population grind their teeth to varying degrees • Can result in fractures, loose teeth, tooth sensitivity, tension headaches • Cause tooth decay by thinning the enamel layer protecting the dentine, allowing demineralisation to occur more rapidly • Can be prevented through relaxation and visiting the dentist.

  14. Social Life HOLLY • Studies show that alcoholics have three times higher permanent tooth loss than the national average for corresponding ages. • Bacteria in the biofilm convert sugars to energy with acid as a waste. • Can take up to 20 mins for the pH to stabilise again after drinking.

  15. Extras in Educators Booklet HOLLY • How your school can help • Instructions on our student diary –how to use effectively

  16. CD & Pamphlet HOLLY • Purpose of CD • Purpose of Pamphlet • (Handout Pamphlets)

  17. Student Diary NAT • Features & Purpose

  18. Student Diary NAT • How can this be used by the educator, and by chairside?

  19. How our products work together NAT

  20. Limitations NAT • 1st hand research into target group • Time limitations • Funding

  21. Conclusions NAT • Behaviour affects well being and oral health • Education for our target group • Formation of habits • Students have a basis of understanding of these behaviours and outcomes • Education, increasing awareness, and behaviour modification requires a collaborative approach

  22. Conclusion NAT (MONISHA) • Topics covered in relation to adolescents and stress related behaviour were sleeping habits, diet, exercise and energy, caffeine quick fixes, and social life. • The aim of our project is to provide a medium that can be used as tool for communicating that “tooth decay can be stopped, reversed and prevented” to adolescents.

  23. References • Dental Caries Circles. (2001, November 4). Retrieved March 24, 2011, from FAMILY GENTLE DENTAL CARE: http://www.dentalgentlecare.com/caries_circles.htm

  24. ANY QUESTIONS?