Here you will find some of our dental health videos to help improve your oral health. Information on how to prevent tooth decay, bleeding gums, how best to clean teeth can be found here along with videos showing how to use oral hygiene products.
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Growing healthy eaters with growing smilesDr Colette Reynolds of Growinghealthyeaters.ie talks to oral health coach LeighGS about childrens diet. Lots of parents struggle with getting children to eat a healthy diet. Mealtimes can be stressful and snacking frequent. Colette answers some of these questions.
2.40 Colette explains about her sons issues with ‘wet foods’
6.10 If a child doesn’t eat meal should they be given something else?
12.34 Is there a difference between boys and girls eating habits?
16.50 6 year old, Mum says eats with his eyes. Nervous of trying new foods/sensory issues
27.00 Snacking v mealtimes
34.20 Hungry or thirsty?
39.00 Benefits of drinking water
45.50 Fruit concentrates
46.15 Food labelling
49.20 What is low sugar?
55.00 Treat boxes - learning to deal with temptation
1.01.20 Colette’s top tips to takeaway
1.05.30 Looking beyond Google – the benefits of professional, personalised advice
1.07.50 All about positive change
Cleaning dental aligners, retainers, mouthguards etcIf it goes in your mouth, it should be clean!
Plaque biofilm will gather on dental appliances as well as you teeth.
Take time to clean your dental appliance every day - aligner, retainer, orthodontic appliance, denture, nightguard, clench inhibitor, sports mouthguard, etc.
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Aging oral health - not just baby boomers.Oral health coach LeighGS presents oral health as it relates to baby boomers. This is based around a recent Talking Teeth Thursday Live on Facebook. We added some more graphics and realised that so much of this can be applied to other generations. It highlights the importance of taking good care of your oral health every day and offers suggestions to manage common oral health problems.
Oral health – overall health
Toothwear and aging dental work
Failing and missing teeth
Cost of oral health
Baby boomersOral health coach LeighGS introduces this weeks focus on baby boomers and the specific oral health care needs of this generation.
If my dentist sees me nowWhat would your dentist or hygienist say if they could see your toothbrush today?
Dental professionals recommend changing your toothbrush/head when the bristles splay out, as it won't clean effectively. That is around every 3 months. Most of us change our toothbrush every 9-10 months (often when we are going on holiday!).
Take a second look at your oral care kit today - ready for replacement?
'Fess up - does yours need an upgrade?
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Raisin AwarenessTalking Teeth Thursday saw dental nurse and educator Jo Dawson join oral health coach LeighGS to talk about her campaign to raise awareness of safe snacks for teeth in schools, in England. Recorded 17 June 2021. This campaign incorporates so much more that snacking. Cooking from scratch, using local produce, education and overall health just some things that came up in the conversation.
Mouth cancer awarenessCheck your mouth every month for signs of mouth cancer. Over 16 years of age? Be mouth aware and check your mouth for signs of mouth cancer one every month. Identify risk factors and learn what to look for. Learn more and find how to check on our social media and website tips pages.
Amended from the Oral Health Foundations 2019 mouth cancer action month resources.
How to Reduce Children's Sugar in Positive WaysDo you need some help trying to reduce the sugar in your child's diet? It is easier said than done! Sugar in the diet not only is a major risk for cavities/tooth decay but also for childhood weight gain and obesity.
Dr. Colette Reynolds (PhD) is a Childs Healthy Eating Coach and founder of Growinghealthyeaters.ie . Collette explains about her course on reducing sugar in your child's diet.
Dry mouthOral health coach LeighGS talks about dry mouth. Recorded live on Talking Teeth Thursday, Growing Smiles weekly live Facebook feed.
Mouth care for those with cancerIt is nearly 2 years since dental hygienist and mouth cancer foundation ambassador Jocelyn Harding first talked to LeighGS on Talking Teeth Thursday about this very important subject.
Time has moved on and Jocelyn has been really busy raising awareness of the importance of good mouth care for anyone with a cancer diagnosis. Listen as Joss and Leigh talk about the relevance of mouth care for cancer patients.
Sonic Electric Suction ToothbrushLearn about the Oral Clean G100 Electric Sonic SUCTION toothbrush from Jane Peterson at Knowledge oral health care (KOHC). KHOC trains carers on mouth care for those in residential home which includes those with swallow difficulties (dysphagia).
Cleaning between teeth - something for everyone!Clean between teeth every day before toothbrushing for oral health and fresh breath! If you have space, use an interdental brush but there are many other tools for cleaning the surfaces that your toothbrush can't reach. If you haven't cleaned between before or for a while your gums might bleed - this is because the gum between the teeth has become inflamed from the bacteria that have been left undisturbed. Regular interdental cleaning will improve gum health - you should be able to clean between without any bleeding but it might take a couple of weeks for bleeding to completely stop. Healthy gums don't bleed. If your gums keep bleeding contact your dental team for advice.