April highlights the importance of oral health for total health

by | Apr 8, 2024 | Health and Wellness

April is Oral Health Month in Canada. It’s a perfect time to set new oral care goals for yourself, with support from your dental hygienist, who sees first-hand how good oral hygiene benefits both physical and mental well-being.

Dental hygienists work in a variety of settings, including independent practice, with people of all ages, helping everyone develop good daily oral-care routines. They offer treatment recommendations and disease prevention strategies to promote oral health for better overall health.

This April, particularly during National Dental Hygienists Week (April 4-10), you can recommit to better oral health by taking just six small steps:

  1. Brush your teeth at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.
  2. Clean between your teeth daily with floss or other interdental devices.
  3. Use an antibacterial mouth rinse once a day.
  4. Make healthy food and beverage choices.
  5. Eliminate tobacco use.
  6. See an oral health professional at least every six months.

Find more information on oral health at dentalhygienecanada.ca

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