MouthWise Oral HealthCare announces the opening of the oral health education program MouthWise Web Adventures 4 Kids. A web-based oral healthcare education resource for children aged 5 to 11 years, their parents, their schools and their teachers - or anyone wanting to help children prevent oral diseases. Promoting MouthWise Web Adventures 4 Kids is a series of 15 videos titled Kids Visit GarGar The Dentist each featuring the characters GarGar The Dentist and his animal friends. Kids Visit GarGar The Dentist videos have been uploaded to the company website where the DVD version will be available soon. Videos are also being uploaded to TheVideoDentist at You Tube and to similar web sites. Two recent press releases highlight the continuing high and unacceptable incidence of oral diseases in pre-school aged children. They indicate that the approach taken by authorities to prevent the occurrence of easily preventable oral diseases (tooth decay, gum diseases, bad breath, stained teeth, and bad smiles) continues to be based on the ancient instruction Brush Your Teeth.
Katherine, Northern Territory, Australia (PRWEB) March 2, 2010 -- MouthWise Web Adventures 4 Kids, a world wide web based MouthWise Oral HealthCare education resource, is a brain child of author, dentist, oral healthcare educator Dr Garth Pettit. Dr Pettit has released 15 videos titled Kids Visit GarGar The Dentist to promote MouthWise Web Adventures 4 Kids which he believes give kids their best possible oral health and oral healthcare education. MouthWise education is based on his oral hygiene instruction Treat Your Whole Mouth, not on the instruction Brush Your Teeth.
Dr Pettit believes Treat Your Whole Mouth is an ideal oral hygiene instruction that will help children more predictably to prevent common easily-preventable oral diseases such as tooth decay, gum diseases, bad breath stained teeth and bad smiles. But there is more to oral health education than just an oral hygiene instruction, he says, and children deserve the best available oral health education which, he says, is MouthWise Web Adventures 4 Kids.
Dr Pettit claims that children’s ideal oral healthcare educators are their parents and their ideal oral health educators are schools and school teachers and that it is never too early or too late to begin oral health education. MouthWise Web Adventures 4 Kids has all the help required for untrained oral health educators. Previous experience or knowledge is unnecessary for anyone wanting to help educate children to prevent oral diseases.
In an article titled “Preschools Add Brush-and Spit to Day, HAVERHILL, Mass.”, in the New York Times by Katie Zezima on January 29, 2010 Sherri Killins, Commissioner of the Department of Early Education and Care states: “According to a 2003 state study, one in four Massachusetts kindergartens have dental disease. Poor dental care is the most common, chronic childhood ailment, and if untreated can result in pain, infection and other devastating impacts on a child’s health”. Dr Pettit recommends that children from 3 to 4 years be shown Kids Visit GarGar The Dentist videos 1 & 2 just to begin their oral health education.
About this more recent report, USA Dental Statistics - looks like "C" grade states could do with some extra "preventative" support! February 23, 2010 By Alison Young, USA TODAY, Dr Pettit commented “Their best “extra "preventative" support” would be to show kids all fifteen, free, Kids Visit GarGar The Dentist videos”!
In the Kids Visit GarGar The Dentist videos and in the MouthWise Web Adventures 4 Kids Dr Pettit uses the character GarGar The Dentist and several animal character friends to make it fun for children to understand fundamentals of oral health, oral healthcare, oral diseases and oral disease prevention.
Kids Visit GarGar The Dentist Visit 1 video is Treat Your Whole Mouth is Better Oral Hygiene Than Brush Your Teeth. It is decision time for kids between two alternative oral hygiene instructions. They can decide which is the better instruction for themselves, to do what they need to do to make and keep their whole mouth healthy for the rest of their lives,.
In February 2008 an early Power Point version of Kids Visit GarGar The Dentist Visit 1 video was viewed by Dr Pettit’s book publisher, David Hancock Co-Founder of Morgan James Publishing NY. David’s comment; “It is quite brilliant”.
Kids Visit GarGar The Dentist Visit 2 video, Mouth Painting I Will Go, is a delightful oral health song. Kids are more likely to remember what they need to do to keep their whole mouth healthy for the rest of their lives.
Kids Visit GarGar The Dentist Visits 3 to 15 elaborate on MouthWise Web Adventures 4 Kids. The oral health education program that educates children on basic concepts of oral health, oral healthcare, oral disease and of oral disease prevention. It’s fun and simple for everyone, parents, teachers, schools and kids alike he says.
MouthWise Web Adventures 4 Kids is a resource available to MouthWise Membership PLATINUM members at DrGarthPettit.com
Asked had any research study comparing the two oral hygiene instructions been undertaken Dr Pettit replied, “No but three approaches for such research to separate universities made on my behalf by a Minister for Health, a Director of Oral Health Services and a visiting American dentist failed to initiate any such research. That was disappointing, but “Americans will be spending $106 billion on dental care this year (part of the “Alison Young, USA TODAY” report) and that is evidence enough that Brush Your Teeth is not working”. He went on to say “To those who may have concerns, my books, C.D. and additional help resources created for MouthWise Web Adventures 4 Kids, all based on Treat Your Whole Mouth, have been reviewed and recommended for use in Northern Territory and Queensland schools in Australia.”
“The public release of these 15 videos, titled Kids Visit GarGar The Dentist, promoting the oral health education program MouthWise Web Adventures 4 Kids, creates a wonderful opportunity for open-minded parents, teachers, schools and anyone remotely concerned with children’s well being, to instantly begin helping prevent easily preventable oral diseases in children. Diseases in children such as tooth decay, gum diseases, bad breath, stained teeth and bad smiles would then rapidly become history” he commented.
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