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Presented by: Holli Seabury, CEO
McMillen Center for Health Education
Children

Early
Childhood
Educators

Parents
Doctors
Why Should
You Care?
Dental Decay in Infants
and Preschoolers
• The extent of the problem
• The importance of primary teeth and how
decay relat...
Dental Decay in Infants
and Preschoolers
• How to prevent decay
• How nutrition relates to decay
• Using the Brush curricu...
Extent of
The Problem
The Extent of
The Problem
• Dental decay is the most common
childhood illness; 5 times more
common than asthma
The Extent of The Problem
• Decay has dropped for all age groups except preschoolers
– they have seen a rise
• 28% of pres...
• Dentists nationwide
say they are seeing
more preschoolers
with 6 to 10 cavities
or more.
• The level of decay
is so seve...
• Children miss 51 million hours of school
due to dental decay.
• Much of this is due to the secondary ear,
nose and throa...
Primary Tooth
Timeline
•
•
•
•

Healthy Primary Teeth
Are Important!
In learning to speak properly
For chewing the healthiest foods like fruits a...
Healthy Primary Teeth
Are Important!
•
•
•

Loss of baby teeth is a self-esteem issue
Children who are in pain from dental...
Healthy Primary Teeth
Are Important!
•

If children are in pain, are sick, aren’t sleeping, can’t
eat healthy food, and ha...
Signs of Decay
• White spots on teeth are the first sign of decay.
• White spots are followed by brown, and then
black, spots on teeth.
• Severe decay can result in loss of primary teeth and can
damage the permanent teeth under the gums.
How to Prevent Decay
We have control over tooth decay!
Brush Teeth – 2 times a day for 2 minutes

Floss – 1 time per day
Dentist – 2 times per year
• Wiping babies’ gums should start at birth and be done
twice a day.
• Brushing twice a day with an infant toothbrush should
start when baby gets his first tooth.
• The bacteria
that causes
tooth decay
is contagious.
• Parents should
not share
spoons,
or put pacifiers
or bottles in
th...
Smear (under 2)

Pea-sized (over 2)
• Flossing should start when baby has two teeth
that touch.
• A child’s floss pic is usually easier to use than
string flo...
• The first dentist visit should be at one year of age.
Babies should see the dentist earlier if they have signs
of decay ...
Nutrition and
Dental Decay
• Much of the decay in children’s teeth
is from too much sugar in their
foods and drinks.
• It’s not just the sugar in candy that damages
teeth.
• Many candies are gummy and get down in
between teeth.
Drinks Damage Teeth
Fruit Juice Can Damage Teeth
– Even 100% Fruit Juice.
Milk With Meals
-Water Between Meals.
Bottle Decay

• Children should never be put to bed with a bottle.
Baby Bottle Decay
Nutrition and
Dental Decay
• Much of the decay in children’s teeth
is from too much snacking.
Snacks

• Gummy fruit snacks are one of the most common
snacks – and one of the most damaging to teeth.
Fruit Snack Ingredients

Corn syrup, sugar, modified corn starch, juice from
concentrate, fruit purees, citric acid, lacti...
Encourage Real Fruit and
Vegetables as a Snack
Healthy Snacks
– at Regular Times,
Not ALL the Time.
•
•
•
•
•

Avoid processed snacks
Cheese
Yogurt
Veggies
Fruit
Brush Seeks to Prevent
Decay by Reaching:
• Parents
• Children
• Early childhood learning environments
Brush! Themes
Theme 1:
Brushing teeth at least twice a day.
Brush! Themes
Theme 2:
Visiting the dentist regularly.
Brush! Themes
Theme 3:
The importance of good nutrition
and understanding which foods help teeth
and which foods hurt teet...
Brush! Themes
Theme 4:
The importance of primary teeth
(in speech, chewing healthy foods,
in protecting the adult teeth).
Brush! Themes
Theme 5:
How dental health relates to school
readiness and school success.
Curriculum
• A 12 month curriculum
• The curriculum has weekly literacy, math,
health or art activities which reinforce de...
Brush
Lesson
Brush in Your Center
•
•
•
•

Kick-off by McMillen
Brush bags for children
Curriculum for teachers
Twice monthly parent ne...
Free Resources
www.mouthhealthy.org

http://www.colgate.com/app/CP/US/EN/OC/
Information.cvsp
www.aquafresh.cm/ForKids
Review
• The extent of the problem
• The importance of primary teeth and how decay relates
to school success
• Signs of de...
Group Activity
• List 3 things you learned.
• How will this change your practice in your
classroom?
• How will what you le...
Contact Information
Holli Seabury
hseabury@mcmillencenter.org
Toll free: (888) 240-7268
For the most up to date informatio...
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  1. 1. Presented by: Holli Seabury, CEO McMillen Center for Health Education
  2. 2. Children Early Childhood Educators Parents Doctors
  3. 3. Why Should You Care?
  4. 4. Dental Decay in Infants and Preschoolers • The extent of the problem • The importance of primary teeth and how decay relates to school success • Signs of decay
  5. 5. Dental Decay in Infants and Preschoolers • How to prevent decay • How nutrition relates to decay • Using the Brush curriculum
  6. 6. Extent of The Problem
  7. 7. The Extent of The Problem • Dental decay is the most common childhood illness; 5 times more common than asthma
  8. 8. The Extent of The Problem • Decay has dropped for all age groups except preschoolers – they have seen a rise • 28% of preschoolers have dental decay • Low-income children have 3 times the amount of decay • 20% of the children have 80% of the cavities
  9. 9. • Dentists nationwide say they are seeing more preschoolers with 6 to 10 cavities or more. • The level of decay is so severe that they often need to use general anesthesia.
  10. 10. • Children miss 51 million hours of school due to dental decay. • Much of this is due to the secondary ear, nose and throat infections caused by decay.
  11. 11. Primary Tooth Timeline
  12. 12. • • • • Healthy Primary Teeth Are Important! In learning to speak properly For chewing the healthiest foods like fruits and vegetables To keep permanent teeth spaced properly Decayed baby teeth can also decay the permanent teeth below
  13. 13. Healthy Primary Teeth Are Important! • • • Loss of baby teeth is a self-esteem issue Children who are in pain from dental decay have problems paying attention and learning Decayed teeth can cause repeated ear and throat infections
  14. 14. Healthy Primary Teeth Are Important! • If children are in pain, are sick, aren’t sleeping, can’t eat healthy food, and have self-esteem issues, they are less likely to succeed in school.
  15. 15. Signs of Decay
  16. 16. • White spots on teeth are the first sign of decay.
  17. 17. • White spots are followed by brown, and then black, spots on teeth.
  18. 18. • Severe decay can result in loss of primary teeth and can damage the permanent teeth under the gums.
  19. 19. How to Prevent Decay We have control over tooth decay!
  20. 20. Brush Teeth – 2 times a day for 2 minutes Floss – 1 time per day Dentist – 2 times per year
  21. 21. • Wiping babies’ gums should start at birth and be done twice a day.
  22. 22. • Brushing twice a day with an infant toothbrush should start when baby gets his first tooth.
  23. 23. • The bacteria that causes tooth decay is contagious. • Parents should not share spoons, or put pacifiers or bottles in their mouths.
  24. 24. Smear (under 2) Pea-sized (over 2)
  25. 25. • Flossing should start when baby has two teeth that touch. • A child’s floss pic is usually easier to use than string floss.
  26. 26. • The first dentist visit should be at one year of age. Babies should see the dentist earlier if they have signs of decay or if siblings or parents have decay.
  27. 27. Nutrition and Dental Decay • Much of the decay in children’s teeth is from too much sugar in their foods and drinks.
  28. 28. • It’s not just the sugar in candy that damages teeth. • Many candies are gummy and get down in between teeth.
  29. 29. Drinks Damage Teeth
  30. 30. Fruit Juice Can Damage Teeth – Even 100% Fruit Juice.
  31. 31. Milk With Meals -Water Between Meals.
  32. 32. Bottle Decay • Children should never be put to bed with a bottle.
  33. 33. Baby Bottle Decay
  34. 34. Nutrition and Dental Decay • Much of the decay in children’s teeth is from too much snacking.
  35. 35. Snacks • Gummy fruit snacks are one of the most common snacks – and one of the most damaging to teeth.
  36. 36. Fruit Snack Ingredients Corn syrup, sugar, modified corn starch, juice from concentrate, fruit purees, citric acid, lactic acid, natural and artificial flavors, sodium citrate, gelatin, coconut oil, carnauba wax, red 40, yellow 5 and blue 1.
  37. 37. Encourage Real Fruit and Vegetables as a Snack
  38. 38. Healthy Snacks – at Regular Times, Not ALL the Time. • • • • • Avoid processed snacks Cheese Yogurt Veggies Fruit
  39. 39. Brush Seeks to Prevent Decay by Reaching: • Parents • Children • Early childhood learning environments
  40. 40. Brush! Themes Theme 1: Brushing teeth at least twice a day.
  41. 41. Brush! Themes Theme 2: Visiting the dentist regularly.
  42. 42. Brush! Themes Theme 3: The importance of good nutrition and understanding which foods help teeth and which foods hurt teeth.
  43. 43. Brush! Themes Theme 4: The importance of primary teeth (in speech, chewing healthy foods, in protecting the adult teeth).
  44. 44. Brush! Themes Theme 5: How dental health relates to school readiness and school success.
  45. 45. Curriculum • A 12 month curriculum • The curriculum has weekly literacy, math, health or art activities which reinforce dental care, dental visits and nutrition • Teachers can choose which lesson they want to complete each week • Children’s DVD • Educator training
  46. 46. Brush Lesson
  47. 47. Brush in Your Center • • • • Kick-off by McMillen Brush bags for children Curriculum for teachers Twice monthly parent newsletters
  48. 48. Free Resources www.mouthhealthy.org http://www.colgate.com/app/CP/US/EN/OC/ Information.cvsp www.aquafresh.cm/ForKids
  49. 49. Review • The extent of the problem • The importance of primary teeth and how decay relates to school success • Signs of decay • How to prevent decay • How nutrition relates to decay • Curricular resources
  50. 50. Group Activity • List 3 things you learned. • How will this change your practice in your classroom? • How will what you learned change how you interact with parents?
  51. 51. Contact Information Holli Seabury hseabury@mcmillencenter.org Toll free: (888) 240-7268 For the most up to date information join Brush Dental Curriculum on Facebook
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