Presentation on theme: "Oral Health in the Child Care Setting. From the Bureau of Oral Health ODH 2004-05 Survey of the Oral Health of Ohio Schoolchildren—Key Findings –Dental."— Presentation transcript:
Oral Health in the Child Care Setting
From the Bureau of Oral Health ODH Survey of the Oral Health of Ohio Schoolchildren—Key Findings –Dental disease remains a common condition –55% children experience tooth decay by 3 rd –Overall oral health –of Ohio’s children is not improving dramatically
Objectives Define the process of tooth decay and its causes Give 2 examples of appropriate oral heath care in a child care setting Identify the treatment steps in a dental emergency
Dental Surgery 4 year old boy History of congenital heart disease Severe dental caries Pain when chewing food Surgery for teeth extractions
Did You Know… More people use blue toothbrushes than red ones. Like fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is different. The toothbrush is first on the list of inventions that adults could not live without. The average person only brushes for seconds a day, the recommended amount of time is 2-3 minutes.
Teeth Are Important Smiling Chewing Speaking Jaw Placement Baby teeth
Oral Health Facts Tooth Decay : More common than asthma Affects all age groups
What is Tooth Decay? An active process of tooth damage resulting from interactions between teeth, food and bacteria.
Problems Associated with Tooth Decay in Early Childhood
Problems Associated with Tooth Decay 1.Destruction of teeth 2.Difficulty Chewing 3.Speech problems 4.Poor self image 5.Severe Infections 6.Negative affect on learning
Primary Teeth X-ray of a 5-6 year old child
Many Faces of Decay
Contributing Factors for Cavities Not Enough..
Safe Zone Danger Zone pH Bottle Breakfast Snack Sippy Cup Sippy Cup Lunch Frequency of sugar is more important than the amount. Not what you eat, but how often
Dentally Safe Drinks WATER Other drinks taken at one “sitting” and not sipped all day long. Check Food Labels for Sugar Content: Low: 0-8 grams Medium: 9-11 grams High: 12+ grams
How Much Sugar Is In That Bottle?
Baby Bottle Tooth Decay
Why Brush Teeth in Day Care Centers? Develop good habits Children may not brush at home Children learn basic hygiene principals
Oral Hygiene in the Child Care Setting Infant Mouth Care
Good, Better, Best
Tooth Brushing In Child Care Soft bristle tooth brush Half a pea size amount of toothpaste Use a circular motion
Care Of The Toothbrush Air-dry in an upright position Toothbrushes should not touch or drip on another toothbrush Toothbrushes are not to touch other people or objects Replacement of toothbrush
A Word about Fluoride
Steps to Good Oral Health
Teeth are Jewels not Tools
Dental First Aid ODH/ODJFS Chart Baby tooth should not be replanted Place permanent tooth in HBSS or milk, if not available
Loosened~ Chipped Tooth Rinse the mouth Apply a cold compress Do not reposition the tooth
Tying It All Together Songs…. A Few Handouts... Fun Activities
Questions?? One thing that I have learned ….
Resources -HSIPC Head Start Bulletinwww.headstartinfo.org -ODH, Bureau of Oral Health Serviceswww.odh.state.oh.us - American Dental Associationwww.ada.org -CDC’s Oral Health Programwww.cdc.gov - American Academy of Pediatric Dentistrywww.aapd.org - Head Start Dental Health Curriculumwww.bmcc.org/Headstart/Dental - Colgate Bright Smiles Education Pageswww.colgatebsbf.com -Children’s Dental Heath Projectwww.cdhp.org - Kids Healthwww.kidshealth.org