National Dental Hygienists Week takes place from April 7 – 13/2018 as part of oral health month in Canada. The week’s theme, “Oral Health for Total Health,” reminds us that taking care of our mouths, teeth and gums benefits our overall physical and mental well-being.
Sponsored by the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association, which is the collective national voice for more than 29,000 dental hygienists across the country, this awareness week is a perfect opportunity to make oral hygiene a priority in our daily lives.
In April, why not set new dental health goals to help your smile shine? Start with six simple steps: brush, floss, use an oral rinse, eat a healthy diet, eliminate tobacco use, and see a dental hygienist regularly.
Dental hygienists are primary healthcare providers who work in a variety of settings with people of all ages. They help us develop daily oral care routines and offer treatment recommendations and disease prevention strategies.
Whether making dental visits fun for young children or providing care to adults with periodontal disease, dental hygienists want everyone to enjoy a healthy smile for life. Consider nominating your dental hygienist as a healthcare superhero today — the competition closes April 30 and there are prizes to be won.
Find more information at www.dentalhygienecanada.ca
Source – www.newscanada.com