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:
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
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, 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
A Smile Tells a Deeper Story There’s nothing more heartwarming than to see a child beam with a smile. Whether it’s an infant displaying adorable gums or a preschooler teasing you with a mischievous grin, their expression tells a story—they’re happy and confident. We want our children and grandchildren to have every advantage for a happy and healthy life. That includes oral health. The Story Behind a Reluctant Smile Although no one called me an ugly duc