Oral Health Accessible to More Children: a Summit County Healthcast

Dr Marielle Pariseau shared her vision of oral health accessible to more children on February 8 2017 in an interview with Derek Alan Siddoway of the Summit County Health Department. A volunteer at the Park City People’s Health Clinic, Dr. Pariseau speaks about the importance of supervised dental hygiene in children. Summit County has the highest percentage of children in the state of Utah who are not benefiting from regular preventive dental visits. For...

Taking a Bite Out of Tooth Decay

Flossing and Brushing in the Classroom February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and I, Dr. Marielle Pariseau, a retired dentist from Canada now living in Utah, have chosen to celebrate this special month in a unique way. On January 30th, I launched a 30day Kickstarter Campaign to promote Oh’Pal, a waterless toothbrush I invented to take a bite out of tooth decay. Before we go any further, let’s address the funny name. Here is what Oh'Pal means:

Oh’Pal makes its debut on Park City TV

Oh’Pal makes its debut on Park City TV
Oh'Pal makes its debut on Park City TV! A disposable and recyclable toothbrush, Oh'Pal  was conceived and born in Park City Utah. What's in Oh'Pal's name? Oh is for oral health, and Pal for best friend. Oh'Pal your soon to be BFF (Best Friend Forever) is coming in February 2017 via a special National Children's Dental Health Month Kickstarter Campaign. Would you put dirty dishes back into your kitchen cupboard? Sticky forks back into the drawer?

To Floss or not to Floss?

To Floss or not to Floss?
To floss or not to floss, that is the question. In his September 4 opinion post in Medical Daily, Dr Tim Pruett states that the media storm started in August with the Associated Press article on the value of flossing will have little impact because 80% of people don’t floss regularly anyway. This raises a question: why are there so few regular flossers? After all, don’t dentists and hygienists admonish their patients, every 6 months, to floss every day

Supervised Flossing and Brushing in Park City

The school year has been over for a while. Families are traveling to exotic places and to our beautiful State Parks enjoying the simple pleasures of outdoors living. As I myself enjoy the lazy days of summer,  I want to take this time to reflect on this past school year, what we have accomplished at TeethFirst with Supervised Flossing and Brushing in Park City, and offer some suggestions on steps schools can take in helping children achieve and maintain go