Dr. King Says Programs Need To Broaden Their Effectiveness, Efficiency and Reach Dr. King Says Programs Need To Broaden Their Effectiveness, Efficiency and Reach Ontario's low income dental programs need to be reviewed to improve their effectiveness, efficiency and reach, says the province's Chief Medical Officer of Health. ... [ more ]
Healthy Smiles Ontario is a program for children 17 and under who do not have access to any form of dental coverage Good oral health is important to childrens’ overall health. Yet, for some, regular dental care may not be affordable. Healthy Smiles Ontario is a program for children 17 and under who do not have access to any form of dental coverage. If eligible, your children will get regular dental services at no cost to you... [ more ]
OF GOOD ORAL CARE:
Digestion starts in the mouth. Research indicates that a clean mouth
prevents aspiration pneumonia, gum disease, and helps prevent heart
disease. Salivary flow is reduced by some medications and medical
treatments. Reduced saliva flow results in less natural washing away of
Does it affect your life?
Cause you anxiety?
Impair your social relations?
BAD BREATH AND SOCIAL ISSUES - Smell and odours play a vital role in social interaction...[ more]
How can you
achieve Fresh Breath? One in
four Canadians has a reoccurring breath
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Social Relations and Breath Odour
In this retrospective qualitative study, the researcher reviewed 55 client records of the Breath Odour Clinic. The purpose was to determine if individuals attended a clinic specialized in treating oral malodour for medical or social reasons... [ more ]
Lynda’s poster presentation at the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association conference
Sinha, SK, Living Longer, Living Well Senior Strategy; Dec 2012 Report to MHLTC Seniors Strategy Report - See Chpt 7 Specialties p159-63
Oral hygiene care is very difficult for many residents with dementia.
Residents with dementia are frequently admitted with complex dental needs.
These residents have the highest risk of developing severe dental decay and other dental problems.
Residents’ problem behaviors could be the result of dental pain.
These residents often cannot communicate their dental pain or problems to others.
More residents are keeping their natural teeth and fewer have complete dentures.