April is Time to Celebrate Oral Health for Total Health

National Dental Hygienists Week takes place from April 4 to 10 as part of oral health month in Canada. It’s a perfect time to set new oral care goals for yourself, with guidance from your dental hygienist, an essential primary health care provider.

Sponsored by the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (the collective national voice for more than 30,219 dental hygienists across the country), National Dental Hygienists Week™ focusses on “Oral Health for Total Health” as a reminder that taking care of our mouths, teeth, and gums benefits our overall physical and mental well-being. All it takes is a few simple steps: floss, brush, use an antibacterial oral rinse, eat a healthy diet, eliminate tobacco use, and schedule regular dental hygiene appointments.

Dental hygienists help us develop daily oral hygiene routines and offer treatment recommendations and disease prevention strategies to keep us smiling for life. If your dental hygienist has already made a real difference in your life, consider nominating him or her as a health care superhero at dentalhygienecanada.ca/ healthcaresuperhero. The competition closes May 11 and there are prizes to be won. Together we will all smile brightly this spring!