It's time to book your dental hygiene appointment....Here are some important facts:
Keeping your dental hygiene up to date is an important part of your overall health. Not only is your oral health an important part of your appearance and sense of well-being, it can detect cavities and gum disease which may contribute to many serious conditions, such as diabetes and respiratory diseases. Studies are also currently examining whether there is a link between poor oral health and heart disease and between poor oral health and women delivering pre-term, low birth weight babies.
Maintaining good oral health includes keeping teeth free from cavities and preventing gum disease. Poor oral health has been linked to sleeping problems, as well as behavioural and developmental problems in children. Poor oral health can also affect your ability to chew and digest food properly.
Gum disease is an inflammation of the gums, which may also affect the bone supporting the teeth. Plaque is a sticky colourless film of bacteria that constantly builds up, thickens and hardens on the teeth. If it is not removed this plaque can harden into tartar and may contribute to infections in the gums. ... See MoreSee Less
This lovely flowering plant was dropped off at the clinic last week with the following thank you message attached....
Lindsey, thank you for taking such good care of my daughter. You noticed her thyroid looked swollen on Nov. 17, 2014, which she had checked. It was cancer for which she had successful treatment and she's okay now. John
I really wanted to share this with everyone and to give thanks and recognition to Lindsey for her amazing care and attention to detail. What a difference you have made in her life. Also a reminder to all dental hygienists about the role we play in health care. Keep up the great work everyone! ... See MoreSee Less
The Share a Smile team has completed another successful dental mission in the Nootka Sound area of Vancouver Island. The team started out travelling to Kyuquot for a 2 day clinic there. Another 2 day clinic in Zeballos and finally a 2 day clinic in Tahsis. They helped many people in these remote communities with dental hygiene needs who do not have easy access to dental care. The mission was a great success and Share a Smile is already looking forward to next year. Watch for pictures...coming soon. ... See MoreSee Less