Several free dental services available tomorrow

Clean Between in Castlegar will be joining many others around Canada for 'The Gift from the Heart'.

In celebration of Heart Month and Valentine’s Day, Clean Between in Castlegar will be joining several registered dental hygienists in B.C. in giving no cost, preventive dental hygiene services.

On Saturday, February 7, as part of The Gift from the Heart, many services will be offered free of charge, including oral cancer screenings, as part of a national campaign. This is the fourth year Clean Between has participated in the event.

Denise Pawlyshyn, registered dental hygienist and owner of Clean Between said, “You get an exam, teeth, gums, cancer screening, polish, fluoride, scaling and then everyone gets a gift bag customized just for them.”

The Gift from the Heart event gives dental hygienists the opportunity to reach out to their communities and help members of the public who may be financially unable to afford oral care or have difficulty accessing dental hygiene services.

Pawlyshyn said she will be offering services from 10 a.m. ­— 3 p.m..

Other areas participating, include Kelowna, Nanaimo and Vancouver.

“We know that many British Columbians don’t receive regular dental care, and may wait until they are suffering from tooth pain before making an appointment,” said Brenda Morris, Chair of the British Columbia Dental Hygienists Association (BCDHA). The BCDHA is a strong supporter of the campaign.

Morris continued, “Evidence shows however, that serious diseases such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease can be detected when oral health care providers such as registered dental hygienists and dentists are able to conduct a thorough oral examination.”

British Columbians who are interested in seeing a dental hygienist on Saturday, February 7, should visit www.giftfromtheheart.ca for more details or to find a location near you.

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