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Study Finds Selfies While Taking Care Of Your Teeth Lead To Better Dental Hygiene

Jan 31 2017

According to a recent study, taking video “selfies” while brushing teeth can help improve oral health.

Even though the period of time for which the participants brushed did not change, researchers found an overall 8% improvement in brushing skill. The brush strokes were noted to be more accurate and increased in number.

     “Often, tooth-brushing is learned and practiced without proper supervision,” said Lance T. Vernon, co-author and a senior instructor at the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine.

     “Changing tooth brushing behaviors — which are ingrained habits tied to muscle memory — can take a lot of time and guidance.”

Participants were assessed on their brushing habits before the study to correct any wrong technique. During the course of the study, the time spent brushing and on skill mastery was marked. The skills included were using a circular motion while brushing, achieving a 45-degree angle while tackling the facial surfaces of teeth and positioning the arm correctly.

Recording themselves as they brush makes children and adults more conscious of their technique and can help get rid of harmful ingrained habits.

Oral diseases like tooth decay and periodontal disease can be prevented by proper oral hygiene. 

Children who lose their baby teeth through gum disease or tooth decay are more at risk of also losing adult teeth.

One way for both adults and children to protect their teeth is by adding the practice of oil pulling to their oral heath regime.

This technique, increasingly recommended by dentists, doctors and other health professionals, involves swishing specific oils around the mouth, which are documented to remove bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites from the mouth.

Every single selfie uploaded to our Facebook page facebook.com/mouthmonsters will get a thank you present from us!

However old you are, protect yourself and your loved ones by using Mintycoco and MouthMonsters.

We've been raising awareness of this particularly effective oral health technique for children and adults.

It literally takes an extra 2 seconds when you wake up then becomes part of your morning routine.

We Mintycoco, now the world’s most reviewed oil pulling solution, and were shocked when we were told Grandson Max age 4 had to have four teeth removed under anesthetic.

Discovering that tens of thousands of young children were having teeth pulled under general anesthetic, we set out to also find a solution specifically for children.

Despite the fact that it’s almost entirely preventable, tooth decay is the most common chronic disease in children.

That's why we developed the revolutionary new coconut oil children’s mouthwash, called MouthMonsters, which traps and removes decay-causing bacteria, viruses, fungi and even parasites.

Children may experience reduced plaque and decay, whiter teeth and a healthier mouth from day one.

Children’s oral health is in crisis, according to the Australian Dental Authority as well as Authorities in the USA, Canada, the UK, New Zealand… with conventional tooth-care not working. 

We believe children need a solution to combat the #1 chronic health complaints.

That's why we set out to find a way to defeat the scourge of sugar and snacking to save children’s teeth.

Everyone now realises that losing baby teeth to decay also seriously impacts the health of adult teeth.

Flavoured naturally with organic mint and strawberry – children tell us it tastes like icecream. MouthMonsters combines ancient Ayurvedic techniques combined with the latest science so parents can win the fight against sugar and tooth decay.

In a typical child's mouth there are up to 8 billion microorganisms and 700 different species of microbes.

  • According to the Australasian Academy of Paediatric Dentistry, children treated with significant oral health problems have often been under the age of two
  • Adelaide University researchers report that nearly half of all Australian school kids have seriously decayed baby teeth
  • In New Zealand “41% of 5 year olds have rotten teeth” 
  • In the UK, “children’s rotting teeth is a crisis” 
  • In the US, it's the “#1 chronic childhood illness” and “Nearly one in four children under age five already has cavities…Millions of Americans are living in what amounts to a dental health crisis.” 
  • In Canada, “Canadian children continue to have a high rate of dental disease.”
  • Globally, we are facing “a pending public health crisis”.

Toxins in the mouth and plaque on the teeth directly contribute to ill health throughout the body - as well as rotten teeth and inflamed gums causing bad breath, bleeding gums, mouth ulcers, cavities and tooth pain for children as young as two.

Bacteria and fungi can have direct access to the bloodstream. This is believed to fast-track inflammatory responses, often with serious consequences. If a child is constantly suffering from colds and tummy bugs, the cause could well be in the mouth.

Oilpulling with Mintycoco and MouthMonsters is fast, easy and tastes great.

It takes 2 seconds to tear off the top of a sachet and squirt the oil into your mouth. Then go about your morning for the next 5-25 minutes while you oil pull. You can do everything you normally do - except talk - during this time. The longer the better. Certainly at first, aim for 20-25 minutes if you can.

Enjoy the peace and quiet in the mornings!

Taking a selfie is a great idea too!

Every single selfie uploaded to our Facebook page facebook.com/mouthmonsters will get a thank you present from us!

Old style children's toothcare is not enough. We are not prepared to lose the war for children's health. It's time to change habits an 

Source: study published in the Indian Journal of Dental Research.

More About Mintycoco:

Mintycoco's revolutionary combination of alkaline and natural organic ingredients are clinically proven to be anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial and anti-viral. Mintycoco was developed by a team in Noosa, Australia and Devon, England and is a natural oil pulling mouthwash that uses a proprietary Vitalock System™, which extracts coconut oil without heat from coconuts and locks in nutrients. Using raw organic extra virgin coconut oil from fresh coconuts handpicked in Sri Lanka, and peppermint extract, Mintycoco’s ingredients are sourced from Fair-trade farmers.

More About MouthMonsters:

MouthMonsters Every Day Help Stop Decay

MouthMonsters was created as a safe and effective children’s mouthwash utilizing proven science.

MouthMonsters is designed to be fun and taste good – so your child will use this coconut mouthwash every day and get all the benefits, rather than avoiding the chore of toothcare.

We give back to the people of Sri Lanka, where the natural ingredient of organic coconut oil comes from, by supporting children’s charity The Rainbow Centre, enabling children to escape from extreme poverty. MouthMonsters can detox a child’s mouth immediately.

About the Inventors: David and Angela Wright MBE – Noosa Based, Queensland Australia, originally from Devon England

David is a Biologist who worked with the British Antarctic Survey in Antarctica for three years. He's also Managing Director of our company. Angela is a businesswoman, author and speaker who is passionate about honesty, commitment and giving back, helping individuals and Humanity Plus businesses to flourish with good health and peaceful prosperity. From a farming family, she is deeply interested in health, and carries out a great deal of research and due diligence, including seeking clinical trials with evidence from leading scientists and medical professionals. 

A Mum of five, Angela has been invited to speak around the world and honoured by HM Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace with the award of a Member of the Order of the British Empire. 



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Now you can save your child from rotten teeth.

According to Dental Health Experts, children’s oral health is in crisis.

Pulling out teeth under anaesthetic is a preventable risk.

Old school toothcare isn't working.

So we created MouthMonsters: mild, organic oil pulling mouthwash safe for kids. Unique Vitalock virgin coconut oil flavoured with natural mint and strawberry.

MouthMonsters seek and destroy up to 8bn plaque-forming bad bacteria. Left in your child’s mouth, these rapidly cause tooth decay.

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More About MouthMonsters: using our unique Vitalock system to extract the raw alkaline organic coconut oil from fair trade farmed Sri Lankan coconuts, we have created the world's ONLY safe children’s mouthwash. Advanced oral care for your child with unique coconut oil pulling which tastes like icecream – naturally flavoured with mint and strawberry to taste great and go to work on the bad bugs in your child’s mouth.

MouthMonsters are delivered to you in convenient sachets, so using MouthMonsters is super-easy.

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