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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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.
Looking after someone else's mouth.Oral health coach LeighGS is joined by Jane Peterson, Director of training and services at Knowledge Oral Health Care, Jane Peterson. Jane is kindly sharing her experience and expertise in setting up oral care services in care homes, and how to help people with challenging behaviour around mouth care. Recorded live on Facebook.com/growingsmilesuk feature Talking Teeth Thursday. Here is the link to Janes website which has really useful information on caring for someone else's mouth https://www.kohc.co.uk/
How to know your teeth are clean - feel the clean! Read description:)Do you ever think 'my teeth don't feel clean?'
Time to try dry toothbrushing!
You may be brushing but are you cleaning the teeth and gums? One does not always = the other.
How can you tell?
We want you to FEEL the clean!
Take a dry toothbrush - yes totally dry. NO water, NO toothpaste, NO tap!
Brush a couple of teeth – outside, inside, biting surface. Aim the bristles at the gum margin – think of how bristles on a nail brush splay to clean under the nail – FEEL the bristles at the gum line gently, (harder is NOT better).
Now - stop and run your tongue around your teeth. Can you feel the difference between the teeth you have cleaned and the ones you haven't?
SLOW DOWN, TAKE YOUR TIME AND FEEL THE CLEAN!
Work your way round all teeth surfaces. This is a great way to brush up your toothbrushing technique.
When you are done pop a pea sized blob of fluoride toothpaste on your brush and brush again. Spit out after but don't rinse all the paste away. Let the fluoride work for longer. Think cleanse then moisturise! 🙂
OraNurse toothpasteAn overview of the who what where when why and how of OraNurse toothpaste from our National Smile month product per day series on social media. OraNurse has since been repackaged - see OraNurse repackaged video for new packaging. We know the repackaging has been a bit of a challenge for some to accept but it is the same great toothpaste. Contact us if you have any queries at email@example.com
Oranurse Autism friendly Toothpaste repackagedOraNurse rebranded and reduced the options for this very popular, autism friendly toothpaste Summer of 2019. We understand this has been challenging for some people to explain the difference in appearance. The toothpaste itself is exactly the same.
0-4 years has 1000ppm fluoride. 4+ years to adult has 1450ppm fluoride. Got a question - please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Growing Smiles - here to help you have a healthier smile for life.Growing Smiles offers online oral health coaching to help you take control of your oral health and have a healthier smile for life.
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The key to longterm oral health by and large lies in your own hands. The choices you make, the actions you take.
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