Is the dental profession serious about preventing oral diseases
Katherine, Northern Territory, Australia (PRWEB) December 2, 2008
Author, Dentist, Oral HealthCare Educator Dr Garth Pettit states parents and teachers have been innocently perpetrating oral diseases by telling children Brush Your Teeth, advice given by both the dental profession and allied dental industries, the perpetrators. He condemns this instruction for being a cause of the easily preventable oral diseases such as tooth decay, gum diseases, bad breath and stained teeth.
Dr Pettit claims the need now for better oral hygiene advice is urgent and discusses this and his ideas on oral healthcare and oral health education in his new book STOP THE ROT, Stop Telling Children Brush Your Teeth; Publisher, Morgan James Publishing; Graphic Design, 3 Dogs Design.
Dr Pettit believes the two key role players to preventing oral diseases in children are parents and school teachers who should be giving children the most up-to-date and ideal oral hygiene instruction Treat Your Whole Mouth.
Dr Pettit cites two recent research results that confirm direct links between gum diseases and heart diseases and also with atherosclerosis.
Professor Howard Jenkinson of the University of Bristol in Britain said in relation to gum diseases " We now recognize that bacterial infections are an independent risk factor for heart diseases".
"Separate research by a team led by Professor Greg Seymour of the University of Otago in New Zealand research showed that other bacteria in the mouth can provoke atherosclerosis, a disease that causes hardening of the arteries"
Dr Pettit claims the current world wide economic crisis has increased the number of people who can not afford the cost of dental treatment emphasizing their need for better oral hygiene advice.
Dr Pettit, a dentist treating oral diseases from November 1953 until retiring in 1991, decided, in 1996, to put his knowledge of hands-on dentistry into preventing oral diseases. Twelve years later he has a collection of resources each based on the same oral hygiene instruction he created in 2001, Treat Your Whole Mouth.
Dr Pettit's collection of resources titled MouthWise Oral HealthCare Education Resources include videos, PowerPoint presentations, The MouthWise Oral Health Kit for 5 to 11 year old children ( a set of 10 books subtitled Visits 1 to 10 to GarGar The Dentist and a C.D.) and these two books; SENSATIONAL SMILES Simple Advice 4 Your Smile 2 Shine From Teen Age to Old Age and STOP THE ROT Stop Telling Children Brush Your Teeth.
Dr Pettit announces in STOP THE ROT the November-December 2008 opening of his new website MouthWiseMembers.com, by ExtremeMember.com, where parents, teachers,schools and individuals can choose from different levels of memberships to access his MouthWise Oral HealthCare Education Resources.
Dr Pettit believes his new book is the most important document ever written on oral health. He claims his five previous press releases listed below to prevent oral disease in children received only one response from the dental profession and that was from a San Fransisco dentist who plagiarized a Morgan James Publishing press release by substituting his name for "Dr Pettit" on his website. Which raises the question says Dr Pettit "Is the dental profession serious about preventing oral diseases"?
Dr Pettit's previous press releases:
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Advice and views expressed in these statements are intended as best advice by the author and in no way are a guarantee for any specific result.