ORAL CARE IN THE NEWS...

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. ...
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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...
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Senior Health Research Transfer Network
Click here to view a flyer for SHRTN (Senior Health Research Transfer Network) YouTube videos.

Check out more videos by SHRTN (on proper provision oral care by staff in long term care homes) on their YouTube Channel.

Early Childhood Tooth Decay
can destroy the teeth of an infant or young child. It is important to begin caring for teeth as soon as they appear... [ more ]

What's the mouth got to do with it? The reporter from the local newspaper was interviewing me... [ more ]

Read the Canadian Health Measures Survey
Summary and Technical Reports And Dignity with a Smile:

ORAL HEALTHCARE FOR ELDERS IN RESIDENTIAL CARE

*found at: www.fptdwg.ca

Healthy Gums Prevent Infection
See Oral Care Brochure for at home care.

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IMPORTANCE 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 oral bacteria.

BAD BREATH?

  • 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]

Oral Health Matters - a guide to preventing and treating gum disease...
[Your Baby] [Head to Toe] [Smoking]

How can you achieve Fresh Breath?
One in four Canadians has a reoccurring breath problem... [ more ]

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 ]


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Lynda at the CDHA 2013 Natural Conference

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 CARE
FOR LONG
TERM CARE.
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The Facts

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.

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for tips on smelling well