What does Oral Health mean to YOU?!. By: Brooke & Sarah. Would you want your prom date to look like this?. Why Oral Health is Important. Prevents Cavities Prevents Gum & Periodontal Disease Enables you to eat, speak and socialize without pain or embarrassment
By: Brooke & Sarah
How can Plaque be removed??
YOU GUESSED IT!
By Brushing & Flossing!!
Plaque as it is in the mouth
Plaque visible with disclosing solution
Do you know what Tartar looks like?
Let’s talk about how Plaque & Tartar can affect our Oral Health!
Did you know that cavities are 5 TIMES more common than asthma in children?
A disease/ infection of your gums and the
bone that hold your teeth in place
Some signs are:
Gum Disease can kill more than your smile!!
The bacteria from your infected mouth is getting into your bloodstream and traveling all over your body. This leads to an increased risk for serious health problems such as:
Baby Bottle Tooth Decay
For 2 Minutes EACH time!!
What do we need?
SOFT bristle toothbrush
First, add a ribbon of toothpaste onto your toothbrush…
Angle your toothbrush into your tooth/gum junction. Apply gentle pressure so the bristles slide under your gum line.Do not push too hard, you can cause tissue damage!
Move the toothbrush over the entire surface of 2-3 teeth at a time in small circular motions. Remember to allow overlap as your move to the next tooth.
Build a routine so you do not forget to brush all surfaces of your teeth, including your biting surfaces!
Rule of Thumb #1 Brush 2 times a day for 2 minutes each time!
Rule of Thumb #2 Replace your soft bristle toothbrush every 3 months
Wrap one end of the floss around one of your fingers, either the middle of index. Whichever is more comfortable for you.
Gently insert the floss between your teeth. Be careful not to snap it because it will damage your gums
With the floss, form a ‘C’ shape to hug the sides of your tooth. Make sure you go below the gum line. Move the floss up and down along one side. To clean the other side, bring the floss up and over your gum and repeat.
Rule of Thumb Floss once a day!
Come to the IPFW Dental Clinic!
The most serious destructive effects of the oral cavity are Oral Cancer and Periodontal Problems
There is NO better time to QUIT than NOW!
Check out MyPyramid.gov for helpful nutritional facts and resources
‘Mountain Dew Mouth’
If a tooth has been knocked out:
Most importantly, if someone loses consciousness or if there is a lot of bleeding, call for emergency help!
If the tooth has been broken off: