TeethFirst Celebrates its Success

With the end of the school year, TeethFirst celebrates its success in Park City. The school year ended just a few days ago. For TeethFirst this meant celebrating the success of our after-lunch-floss-and-brush Pilot Project at McPolin Elementary School and celebrating a successful semester-long partnership with Park City Center For Advanced Professional Studies (PCCAPS) with 2 students who helped develop a prototype for TeethFirst's vision of making or

Is Fluoride Friend or Foe? Debunking Myths

  There has been so much debate around fluoride in recent years that it is difficult to know how to make the right choices for yourself and your family. Is fluoride friend or foe? Fluoride is both, friend and foe. But let’s make one thing very clear: used correctly, fluoride is your teeth’s best friend. Here is why: Fluoride Shields your teeth. Every time you eat or drink, the environment in your mouth becomes more acidic (pH dropping below...

Flossing and Brushing Teeth at School?

Why should flossing and brushing teeth at school be a requirement at every level of primary school education? After all this has nothing to do with education, right? Oral health belongs in the dental office and in the home. It is a parent’s responsibility to see to it that her child brushes her teeth. The child knows how to brush because he has been taught in the dental office. For many of us, this system works… to a certain degree. But this very system f

Taking Care of Baby Teeth in Kindergarten

The Kindergarten students at McPolin Elementary School are taking care of their baby teeth in the classroom and they are doing a good job. Just before Easter week-end, I visited the kindergarten students at McPolin Elementary School. I wanted to see how they and their teachers were all doing with our flossing and brushing after lunch pilot project. Children taking care of baby teeth in the classroom was a beautiful sight and music to my ears.  Oral Hygi

Baby Teeth and Training Wheels

Most babies are born with perfect enamel and baby teeth are the perfect little training wheels for healthy adult teeth for life. Did you know that this all begins in the womb? Your baby’s first teeth, the ones that will appear in her mouth when she is about 6 months old start developing during the second month of your pregnancy. And while your baby will be born toothless, the enamel already formed on the not yet visible teeth is perfect. In fact, most