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

3 The Early Years 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

4 Dental facts 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 arent happy with their smile What percentage of Americans would rather grocery shop than floss 73% The object most often choked on by Americans is the TOOTHPICK

5 DENTAL FACTS 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!

6 DENTAL FACTS DENTAL FACTS 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 CHEESE! Success, Oh Yeah!

7 Dental facts 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

8 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 Wheres that floss

9 The early years cont The early years cont 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

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

11 incisors 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?

12 canine 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! I thought they meant dog woof!

13 molars 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 Grandma what big teeth you have! There called Molars, Reds!

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

15 Brushing Brushing Brush twice a day with a fluorinated to othpaste 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

16 The flow The flow

17 Flossing 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 –W–Waxed –U–Unwaxed

18 braces 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 –B–Brackets: which are attached to the teeth –B–Bonding or Band: helps attach bracket to teeth –A–Arch Wire: A thin wire that runs from bracket to bracket

19 More dental tips 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 Dont grind your teeth Now I know Thank You!

20 Dental problems, conditions and diseases Dental problems, conditions and diseases Bad Breath: Also know as Halitosis –A–According to some studies 85%of people with bad breath a dental condition –G–Gum disease –O–Oral cancer –C–Cavities –P–Poor oral hygiene

21 Dental problems, conditions and diseases Cavities and Decay –I–Is a hole in the tooth caused by decay –D–Decay is form when plaque surrounds the tooth –T–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

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

23 References/resources References/resources

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