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

Are Your Dishes Cleaner Than Your Teeth?

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

Global Health & Innovation

I feel like shouting: I have been invited to speak at the Global Health & Innovation Conference (GHIC)! The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world's leading and largest global health conference as well as the largest social entrepreneurship conference, with 2,200 professionals and students from all 50 states and more than 55 countries. This thought-leading conference convenes leaders and change-makers from all sectors of global h...

First Teeth Tips for New Parents

Although your baby’s teeth will not pierce through the gums until around 6 months, the enamel on all of those baby teeth is already perfectly formed. Your job is to keep that enamel perfect by starting with a few good habits early, well before the first tooth appears. Start cleaning your baby’s mouth, well before the first teeth appear. This can be easily done with a damp baby facecloth and should be done after each feeding. Here is a short video demon

Join the TeethFirst Revolution

Imagine this: Children eating one, often 2 meals per day at school without ever flossing or brushing their teeth after. Join the TeethFirst Revolution to change this. Join us in moving  the model for oral health care upstream where it belongs, starting in elementary schools! Why? Because if we do this, we can eliminate dental disease in children and improve the oral health of everyone in our community. This fact has been proven by some of the most solid