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
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
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