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
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...
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
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