TeethFirst celebrates co-operative inquiry during National Children’s Dental Health Month with a summary of all that we have done since our humble beginnings. Our focus has always been health and healing in a dynamic approach based on Hippocrates’ “The greatest medicine of all is teaching people how not to need it”. Our style: co-operative inquiry. How do we rediscover this Hippocrates wisdom long ago replaced with the “cures” of modern medicine? What doe
Would I like to have some x-rays? I can’t think of why I would say yes to this question unless given a very good reason to allow ionizing radiation go through my body. X-rays are to be prescribed… not offered like a restaurant menu option. Last month I had my annual dental check up. I choose to go every 12 months because I am at low risk of developing dental caries and gum disease. I eat healthy, very little processed foods or sweet drinks and I almost
Dental caries, better known as tooth decay or cavities, is the most common disease in the world. It affects 92% of the world’s population and it is almost totally preventable. The caries disease process has 6 stages, as defined by the International Caries Detection and Assessment System. Stages of Dental Caries Stages 1, 2 and 3 are the reversible stages of the disease, which we can alter with simple behavioral changes. Stage 4 requires only minimal inte
Utah’s Oral Health and Well-Being Can't see the infographic? Download it here: http://www.ada.org/~/media/ADA/Science%20and%20Research/HPI/OralHealthWell-Being-StateFacts/Utah-Oral-Health-Well-Being.pdf. Download a PDF of the infographic. "Utah’s Oral Health and Well-Being," an infographic from the ADA Health Policy Institute. ...
Are Your Dishes Cleaner than Your Teeth? Chances are they are, unless you floss and brush after each meal like I do. If you don't,then your dishes are cleaner than your teeth. Think about it. Do you wash your soiled dishes only every other meal or less? Do you clean only 60% of your dirty silverware? Would you reuse the fork you ate breakfast with, unwashed, to eat your lunch? Yet, you put all kinds a foods in your mouth, sticky, mushy, gooey fo