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1 The Importance of Brushing Your Teeth
Kyle D. Stephens Intended for all Ages November 12,2010

2 The Early Years Between the ages of six and ten months, most infants get their “baby teeth”. Incisors, usually come first. Teeth start coming in on either side all the way to the second molars. By the age of 3 all “baby teeth” should be present. Incisors

3 Dental facts What is the hardest substance in your body ENAMEL
How much does the Tooth Fairy pay per tooth $2 DOLLARS Did you know that 80% of people aren’t happy with their smile What percentage of Americans would rather grocery shop than floss % The object most often choked on by Americans is the TOOTHPICK

4 DENTAL FACTS A half billion dollars is spent on chewing gum by kids every year The least attractive trait reported by American in their co-workers is bad breath Adults with post-high-school degrees had an average of three more teeth than those without a high school diploma The decline in tooth decay was greatest among kids but holds across every age group The total days an average American spends brushing teeth over a lifetime is 38.5 BRUSH!

5 DENTAL FACTS CHEESE! Smile enhanced procedures outnumbered eyelid surgeries 5 to 1 50% of people consider the smile the first facial feature they notice More people use blue toothbrushes than red ones Smilers in school yearbooks are more likely to have successful careers and marriages than poker faced peers The average woman smiles about 62 times a day A man   Only 8 Success, Oh Yeah!

6 Dental facts Tooth decay remains the most common chronic disease among children ages 5-17 with 59% affected Just 40% of children in poor or near-poor poverty level had a preventive dental visit in the past year 44% of dental care expenditures are paid out-of-pocket Employed adults lose more than 164 million hours of work each year due to oral health problems or dental visits

7 Dental facts Americans spent nearly $2.025 billion on Halloween candy this year. That would fund the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research for almost six years 94 percent of Americans say they brush nightly; 81 percent say they do it first thing in the morning Year commercial floss was first manufactured: 1882 In 1994 a prison inmate in West Virginia braided floss into a rope, scaled the wall and escaped  Where’s that floss

8 The early years con’t The Incisors are usually the first to fall out
The Incisors are the sharpest teeth in the mouth They are built to cut food and shaped to shovel the food inward Tips from the ADA

9 Types of teeth We have three different types of teeth in our mouth
Incisors: The two front teeth on top and bottom Canine: Are teeth in the corner of our mouth Molars: Are the last large teeth in the back of our mouth Hello! I’m Mr. Molar

10 Do You like my two front teeth?
incisors The first to fall out of the mouth The are replaced by permanents teeth Are the front teeth Latin Incidere, “to cut” Do You like my two front teeth?

11 I thought they meant dog woof!
canine Are in the corners of your mouth Also known as: cuspids, dogteeth, and fangs situated between the lateral incisor and the first premolar I thought they meant dog woof!

12 molars Are the last teeth toward the back of the mouth
Flatter chewing surfaces Grind the food into smaller pieces Molars and Premolars make up the cheek teeth There called Molars, Reds! Grandma what big teeth you have!

13 parts of the tooth There are two parts that make up the tooth
Crown: sits above the gumline Root: is beneath the gumline There are four types of tissues that make up the tooth as well Enamel: durable and protect tooth from wear and tear Dentin: yellow bone-like material with nerve fibers Pulp: center of tooth Cementum: helps attach the tooth to the jawbone

14 Brushing Brush twice a day with a fluorinated toothpaste
Its recommended to use a soft toothbrush with rounded bristle Replace toothbrush every three months. Use side-to-side strokes Clean your gums Clean molars by holding brush flat and using a back-and-forth motion

15 The flow

16 Flossing Brushing will alone will not keep your teeth healthy, daily flossing is recommended Daily flossing will help reduce the build-up of plaque There are two types of dental floss Waxed Unwaxed

17 braces Braces are important because they help with teeth that are misaligned or crooked Unnatural spaces or crooked teeth are harder to clean and are prone to have more cravities Braces have three basic parts Brackets: which are attached to the teeth Bonding or Band: helps attach bracket to teeth Arch Wire: A thin wire that runs from bracket to bracket

18 More dental tips Eat a balanced diet
See your dentist every six months for general check up and cleaning Chewing tobacco and cigarettes can cause oral cancer Excessive amounts of coffee, tea and red wine may stain your teeth Don’t grind your teeth Now I know Thank You!

19 Dental problems, conditions and diseases
Bad Breath: Also know as Halitosis According to some studies 85%of people with bad breath a dental condition Gum disease Oral cancer Cavities Poor oral hygiene Is he trying to tell me something!

20 Dental problems, conditions and diseases
Cavities and Decay Is a hole in the tooth caused by decay Decay is form when plaque surrounds the tooth The combination of decay and plaque build-up attack to enamel of the tooth Gum Disease, Periodontitis and Gingivitis Oral Cancer - Mouth, Throat, Tongue and Neck Cancer

21 Dental problems, conditions and diseases
Cleft Palate Missing Teeth Dry Mouth Tooth Sensitivity Mouth Sores - Canker Sores, Fever Blisters and Ulcers

22 References/resources


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