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Dental Hygienists Take Your Oral Health to Heart

February 21, 2017

February is Heart Month in Canada and a perfect opportunity to raise awareness of the risks of cardiovascular (heart) disease and stroke and the importance of making better lifestyle choices for optimal health. Dental hygienists are strong supporters of this public education campaign and remind Canadians not to overlook their oral health when seeking to improve their physical well-being.

Dental Hygienists Help to Reduce Risks of Oral Cancer

February 1, 2017

As active supporters of World Cancer Day (February 4), Canada’s dental hygienists remind us that healthy lifestyle choices and early detection, through regular screenings by dental hygienists, are key to improving treatment outcomes for oral cancer.

Dental Hygienists Urge You to Quit Smoking

January 13, 2017

Research shows that smoking can damage every part of the body, including the mouth, causing life-threatening cancers and chronic diseases. During National Non-Smoking Week (January 15‒21), dental hygienists across Canada remind us all of the need to eliminate tobacco use for better oral and overall health.

Dental Hygienists Advise You to Focus on Oral Health in 2017

December 28, 2016

The beginning of a new year is a perfect opportunity to make a fresh start and set new personal and professional goals. While many people focus on self-improvement initiatives, dental hygienists remind Canadians not to overlook oral health when making choices about improving overall physical and mental well-being.