Fact Sheets and Resources

Oral health fact sheets, handouts, and resources for dental hygienists and the public.

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With the recent legalization of cannabis in Canada, many dental hygienists have been asking about the impact of cannabis on the dental hygiene process of care. Cannabis use has many side effects that vary based on the person and potency. These can have implications for both oral health and dental hygiene treatment. The following provides some important points to consider.

Watch for our "Cannabis in Canada" webinar, sponsored by PHILIPS, available as of January 30, 2019.

Talking Points

Research suggests a connection between oral and overall health. Oral health can influence other body systems, while therapies for chronic diseases can have an impact on the oral cavity.

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Electronic Cigarettes

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Clients can learn more at: dentalhygienecanada.ca

Long-Term Care Brochure

Developed by CDHA, this customizable brochure provides information that can be used to promote the importance of good oral health and professional oral health care at every stage of life. The brochure can be used to educate administrators, caregivers, and residents in long-term care.

CDHA members can download the brochure and customize it with their logo and business information.

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Please download the brochure to your desktop and open with Acrobat Reader to complete customization.

Denture Care

Many people do not realize the importance of maintaining the health of their mouth after they lose all or even some of their natural teeth.

Client/Caregiver Resources

Clients can learn more at dentalhygienecanada.ca

Keeping Canada’s Aging Population Healthy

A long-term care toolkit for independent dental hygienists was created in collaboration with the dental hygiene practice team and CDHA’s Independent Practice Advisory Committee. Resources have been vetted and selected from across Canada and include support for business development, higher learning options and community health initiatives.

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Medication-Induced Xerostomia

Many individuals experience xerostomia, commonly known as dry mouth, which may contribute to serious oral conditions. Dental hygienists play an important role in the prevention, early detection, and identification of potential underlying causes, and the treatment of problems associated with xerostomia.

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Client/Caregiver Resources

Children's Oral Health

Parent and Caregiver Resources

Dental Hygiene Wellness

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Promoting the Profession

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Professional Identity Statement

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