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Where There Is No Dentist Book

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While this book is certainly not a replacement for a qualified dentist, it can be very helpful for learning about tooth care and dental emergencies. A companion volume to Where There Is No Doctor, this book encourages people to take the lead in caring for their own health.

  • Covers proper care, cleaning, and diagnosing and treating common problems
  • Expanded version – over 40 pages added
  • Dickson
  • Approx. 9"x6"
  • 236 pp.
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WHERE THERE IS NO DENTIST BOOK DESCRIPTION

Contents

Part One: Learning and Teaching about Teeth and Gums
Chapter 1: Your Own Teeth and Gums
Chapter 2: Teaching Family and Friends In Your Community
Chapter 3: Teaching Children At School
Chapter 4: School Activities for Learning About Teeth and Gums
Chapter 5: Taking Care of Teeth and Gums

Part Two: Treating Dental Problems
Chapter 6: Examination and Diagnosis
Chapter 7: Treating Some Common Problems
Chapter 8: Scaling Teeth
Chapter 9: Injecting Inside the Mouth
Chapter 10: How to Fill a Cavity
Chapter 11: Taking Out a Tooth
Chapter 12: HIV and Care of the Teeth and Gums

Appendices
Get Rid of Wastes Safely
The Dental Kit
Records, Reports, and Surveys
Resources
Vocabulary
Index
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Excerpt from page 69
Clean Your Teeth
Cleaning teeth requires time and care. If you hurry, you will leave food and germs behind and they continue to make cavities and sore gums.

You may find that different dental workers recommend different ways of brushing teeth. Some ways are definitely better, but often they are harder to learn.

Teach a method of cleaning that a person can learn and will do at home. Let him start by scrubbing his teeth (and his children's teeth) back and forth, or round and round. Encourage him to improve his method only when you think he is ready.

Toothpaste is not necessary. Some people use charcoal or salt instead. But it is the brush hairs that do the cleaning, so water on the brush is enough.


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