Oral Health=Total Health

The importance of oral health cannot be overstated in terms of overall health

Prevention of oral problems is key

This April, during Oral Health Month, dental professionals will be working hard to make you aware of the benefits of regular dental exams and dental cleanings. Thousands of dental hygienists across Canada will be celebrating National Dental Hygienists Week, taking place from April 7-13. Our theme this year is Oral Health for Total Health.

What is the link between your mouth and your body?

It starts with bacteria. When bacteria build up around your teeth, your gums can become infected.  The body’s response is to attack this infection, which in turn causes inflammation. Inflammation and the by-product that it produces can damage not only your gums but many other tissues throughout your body.  If this gingival inflammation persists for a number of months or even years it can lead to periodontal disease (tooth & bone loss). Inflammation is the link to many conditions, such as, diabetes, heart disease and stroke. It’s all connected!

Dental hygienists across Canada want to remind you that we specialize in the prevention of dental disease and the maintenance of oral health. In addition to regular dental cleaning’s twice a year, you play an important role in maintaining good dental health and in preventing oral disease. Using correct tooth brushing and flossing techniques daily, limiting sugary or acidic food and drink and avoiding tobacco products can help you to keep your teeth for a lifetime.

Remember, taking care of your oral health is an investment in your overall health.

Clean Between was opened in January 2012. The owner, Denise Pawlyshyn, RDH, has 15+ years of clinical experience as a dental hygienist. She offers a personalized, friendly approach to your unique dental care needs.

www.cleanbetweencastlegar.com,   cleanbetween@gmail.com, (250)365-8024

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