For Healthcare Professionals How to use this website
Brushmyteeth.ie is designed to be used creatively. That means that you can use this website in lots of ways.
The cool thing about Brushmyteeth.ie is that everyone can use it. We have designed our videos for people who brush their own teeth and for people who need help to do this.
This site can also be used by dentists and patients or their carers. You can even use this website for training, education or research. Use creativity to change toothbrushing.
Let's look at some of the ways that you can use this website. You will find useful downloads with each video. You can use these to bring tooth brushing to life, as an aide memoir, as a motivator and a communication and learning tool.
FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS
Dental and medical professionals can use this resource to support health behaviour among their patients. The first step is to decide which video is best for a specific patient. Next, watch the video with the patient. Agree when the video will be watched and how it will be used. Remember that some modifications to what is shown here may be necessary so it is important to plan creatively. Next, email a link to the specific video to the patient or their carer. The video can be watched in the bathroom for example during toothbrushing or at another time. It is important to revisit health advice so make sure and review progress, for example, at the next review.
Educational health interventions tend to fail if delivered without other elements to support behaviour change. Therefore, we our Oral Healthcare Plans and Brushing Record Sheets can be downloaded from the webpage. Use them – they may be the difference between having an impact or not.
Some other suggestions for how these videos can be used by healthcare professionals are:
As videos embedded on your practice website or social media
As videos to play in your waiting rooms.
As an aide when providing oral hygiene advice to patients
As a help to patients to remember their oral hygiene advice.
As a communication tool so as the right advice is shared across teams who support dental patients at home.
As a start from which oral hygiene problems can be explored with patients.
You can share how you used these resources in the comments section of the web site.
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