Does Your Dentist Take Too Many X-Rays?

Does Your Dentist Take Too Many X-Rays?
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

Working Towards A Cavity Free Future

Working Towards A Cavity Free Future
At TeethFirst, we have a vision of a Cavity Free Future and we are working very hard at turning this vision into reality. Since our last post, we didn’t sit on our laurels. We have been busy creating a curriculum for oral health knowledge integration in Kindergarten. Not just any kind of curriculum but one that links teeth, oral health and oral hygiene to Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Art too. Plus, this curriculum correlates to the Co

Oral Health Accessible to More Children: a Summit County Healthcast

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:

Facts You Need to Know About Sugar

Facts You Need to Know About Sugar
Know the Facts 1. More than Tooth Decay. We all know that eating too many sweets causes tooth decay. What we talk much less about is the fact that sugar plays a role in heart disease, obesity and fatty liver disease. It also plays a role in Type II diabetes, and kidney disease. But why do we keep on eating something we know is bad for us? 2. Sugar is addicting and it reprograms your brain What happens in the brain that makes sugary foods so hard