Springtime smiles: April is Oral Health Month

As part of Oral Health Month in Canada, National Dental Hygienists Week takes place from April 6 to 12.

It’s a perfect opportunity to set new goals to help your smile shine. Start with six simple steps: floss, brush, use an antibacterial oral rinse, eat a healthy diet, eliminate tobacco use, and see a
dental hygienist regularly.

Organized by the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (the collective national voice for more than 29,500 dental hygienists across the country), National Dental Hygienists Week
focuses 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.

Dental hygienists are primary healthcare providers who help us develop daily oral care
routines and offer treatment recommendations and disease prevention strategies to keep us smiling for life.

If your dental hygienist has made a real difference in your life, consider nominating them as a healthcare superhero at dentalhygienecanada.ca/healthcaresuperhero.