A child’s smile lights up a room. Let’s keep it that way.

 

A child’s smile lights up a room. Let’s keep it that way.

 

Tooth decay is one of the most preventable chronic diseases in Australia

While we know prevention is always better than treatment, dentists are seeing more and more children in their clinics requiring intervention. 

Let’s look at the figures that tell a sobering story.

Did you know

90% of Australians

are affected by dental decay at some point in their life.

Almost half

of all Aussie children have not visited the dentist before the age of 5.

1 in 3

Children experience tooth decay before they reach school age.

(According to most recent Australian Data from Australia’s Oral Health Tracker: 2020 by the Australian Dental Association)

In my daily practice as a dentist, I spent most of my time seeing young children. Extracting teeth in children as young as four on a regular basis, was an overwhelming and upsetting experience. Not just for me, but for the parents, and most importantly, the young child.

It didn’t take long to be saddened by the high decay rate I was diagnosing and treating. I realised one day I no longer wanted to treat the pain, or the cavity itself, but instead, stop it from happening in the first place. 

I knew I could have a greater impact on children’s oral health by spreading the message about prevention. Reaching many more children and families than I could possibly see in a clinical setting. 

What I found most surprising, was the lack of awareness on how best to look after our teeth and minimise risk of cavities. Most people know they need to “brush their teeth” and “limit sugar” but there is so much more we need to be doing from a young age. 

Get to know Dr Bethany

I have always loved working with children and bringing smiles to their faces is my number one goal. That’s why for the past ten years I’ve had a great career as a children’s entertainer.  I even took home the top gong for “Best Kids Live Show” and the people’s choice for “Kids Activity Industry Leader of the Year” at the 2019 “What’s on 4 Kids” Awards.

It’s this unique combo of being a qualified dentist, pre-service teacher and children’s entertainer that makes me the right person to teach children how to take care of their oral hygiene.

I created Dr Bethany’s Tooth Tales because I want to increase awareness about dental decay, but do it in a fun and exciting way. Because let’s be real, no one likes to floss…not even us adults. 

By teaching children how to best look after their teeth, it will minimise the risk of tooth decay and help maintain happy and healthy smiles.

Interested in learning more?

 

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Interested in learning more?

 

Let's chat.

Get in touch to find out more or book your incursion today.