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  1. 1. Improving Your Oral Health - Dallin Williams The Ohio State University College of Dentistry Class of 2011 VP WSU Pre-Dental Society
  2. 2. What causes tooth decay? <ul><li>Your enamel is hard </li></ul><ul><li>But Acid is one of the most corrosive substances in nature. </li></ul><ul><li>Tooth decay occurs from frequent exposure to foods containing carbohydrates, starches and sugars . </li></ul><ul><li>Natural bacteria in your mouth form plaque, which interacts with deposits left on your teeth from sugary and starchy foods to produce acids. </li></ul><ul><li>Acids damage enamel over time, producing decay and weakening teeth. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Who Does Decay Effect? <ul><li>Dental decay is among the most common diseases afflicting mankind , especially in the so-called advanced nations. </li></ul><ul><li>The higher the standard of living, the more likely it is for tooth loss to occur. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep bacterial byproducts out and keep your teeth (ADA, 2006) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Three things You Can Do Floss Rinse Brush
  5. 5. Brushing <ul><li>To properly brush your teeth , use short, gentle strokes, paying extra attention to the gum line and hard-to-reach back Molars </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid decay and bad breath by brushing </li></ul>
  6. 6. Flossing
  7. 7. Rinsing <ul><li>Use 4 teaspoonfuls of ADA approved rinse </li></ul><ul><li>Rinse at full strength for 30 seconds </li></ul><ul><li>Do not swallow! </li></ul><ul><li>Use Morning and Night </li></ul>
  8. 8. Summary <ul><li>Brush at least twice daily </li></ul><ul><li>Floss at least once a day </li></ul><ul><li>Rinse morning and night </li></ul><ul><li>Visit your dentist regularly </li></ul>
  9. 9. When to Start With Kids? <ul><li>Rub your infants gums to remove bio-films before teeth appear </li></ul><ul><li>Start brushing your baby's teeth twice a day when the first tooth appears </li></ul>
  10. 10. Tips To Improve Your Work-time Brushing Habits: <ul><li>Post a sticky note on your desk or computer as a reminder </li></ul><ul><li>Brush teeth after lunch, before you become absorbed in work. </li></ul><ul><li>Store your toothbrush and toothpaste at work in a convenient place. </li></ul>
  11. 11. References <ul><li>“ How to Floss” Illustrations adapted by and used courtesy of the John O. Butler Company-- </li></ul><ul><li>American Dental Association, www.ada.org </li></ul><ul><li>www . omnicity.com/img/ani75s.gif </li></ul><ul><li>www.offthemark.com </li></ul>

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