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