OT Corner: The ‘Oreo Test’ and Other Ways to Help Kids’ Oral Health
Editor’s Note: This Article was written for parent, but with permission from parents and guardians, this could be a great classroom/clinic ADL activity to to recognize Child Dental Health Month!
[Source: Medical X-Press]
Worried your kid isn’t brushing their teeth properly? You might want to try the Oreo test.
“If the child eats an Oreo and brushes their teeth and the parent can still see the Oreos, they need to be checking and helping them brush,” said Elise Sarvas, a clinical associate professor of pediatric dentistry with the University of Minnesota. Sarvas offers up the Oreo test and other ideas for good oral health in recognition of National Children’s Dental Health Month in February.
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