Presentation on theme: "The Importance of Brushing Your Teeth"— Presentation transcript:
1 The Importance of Brushing Your Teeth Kyle D. StephensIntended for all AgesNovember 12,2010
2 The Early YearsBetween 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 DOLLARSDid you know that 80% of people aren’t happy with their smileWhat percentage of Americans would rather grocery shop than floss %The object most often choked on by Americans is the TOOTHPICK
4 DENTAL FACTSA half billion dollars is spent on chewing gum by kids every yearThe least attractive trait reported by American in their co-workers is bad breathAdults with post-high-school degrees had an average of three more teeth than those without a high school diplomaThe decline in tooth decay was greatest among kids but holds across every age groupThe total days an average American spends brushing teeth over a lifetime is 38.5BRUSH!
5 DENTAL FACTSCHEESE!Smile enhanced procedures outnumbered eyelid surgeries 5 to 150% of people consider the smile the first facial feature they noticeMore people use blue toothbrushes than red onesSmilers in school yearbooks are more likely to have successful careers and marriages than poker faced peersThe average woman smiles about 62 times a day A man Only 8Success, Oh Yeah!
6 Dental factsTooth decay remains the most common chronic disease among children ages 5-17 with 59% affectedJust 40% of children in poor or near-poor poverty level had a preventive dental visit in the past year44% of dental care expenditures are paid out-of-pocketEmployed adults lose more than 164 million hours of work each year due to oral health problems or dental visits
7 Dental factsAmericans spent nearly $2.025 billion on Halloween candy this year. That would fund the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research for almost six years94 percent of Americans say they brush nightly; 81 percent say they do it first thing in the morningYear commercial floss was first manufactured: 1882In 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 mouthThey are built to cut food and shaped to shovel the food inwardTips 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 bottomCanine: Are teeth in the corner of our mouthMolars: Are the last large teeth in the back of our mouthHello! I’m Mr. Molar
10 Do You like my two front teeth? incisorsThe first to fall out of the mouthThe are replaced by permanents teethAre the front teethLatin Incidere, “to cut”Do You like my two front teeth?
11 I thought they meant dog woof! canineAre in the corners of your mouthAlso known as: cuspids, dogteeth, and fangssituated between the lateral incisor and the first premolarI thought they meant dog woof!
12 molars Are the last teeth toward the back of the mouth Flatter chewing surfacesGrind the food into smaller piecesMolars and Premolars make up the cheek teethThere 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 gumlineRoot: is beneath the gumlineThere are four types of tissues that make up the tooth as wellEnamel: durable and protect tooth from wear and tearDentin: yellow bone-like material with nerve fibersPulp: center of toothCementum: 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 bristleReplace toothbrush every three months.Use side-to-side strokesClean your gumsClean molars by holding brush flat and using a back-and-forth motion
16 FlossingBrushing will alone will not keep your teeth healthy, daily flossing is recommendedDaily flossing will help reduce the build-up of plaqueThere are two types of dental flossWaxedUnwaxed
17 bracesBraces are important because they help with teeth that are misaligned or crookedUnnatural spaces or crooked teeth are harder to clean and are prone to have more cravitiesBraces have three basic partsBrackets: which are attached to the teethBonding or Band: helps attach bracket to teethArch 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 cleaningChewing tobacco and cigarettes can cause oral cancerExcessive amounts of coffee, tea and red wine may stain your teethDon’t grind your teethNow I know Thank You!
19 Dental problems, conditions and diseases Bad Breath: Also know as HalitosisAccording to some studies 85%of people with bad breath a dental conditionGum diseaseOral cancerCavitiesPoor oral hygieneIs he trying to tell me something!
20 Dental problems, conditions and diseases Cavities and DecayIs a hole in the tooth caused by decayDecay is form when plaque surrounds the toothThe combination of decay and plaque build-up attack to enamel of the toothGum Disease, Periodontitis and GingivitisOral Cancer - Mouth, Throat, Tongue and Neck Cancer
21 Dental problems, conditions and diseases Cleft PalateMissing TeethDry MouthTooth SensitivityMouth Sores - Canker Sores, Fever Blisters and Ulcers