The CDA (Canadian Dental Association) attracts the attention of the entire nation to the importance of healthy teeth, gums and overall oral health, by naming April the national oral health month.
People with a poor oral health are prone to develop other complications as well. In order to prevent these, a regular dental health care regimen is very important.
Oral cancer is unfortunately a disease that affects on a yearly basis approximately 3,200 Canadians, and every year more than 1,000 people die because of the affection.
If cancerous disease is detected early there are many treatments available that can improve health. Regular dental checkups are very important, because your dentist is a professional who can quickly and effectively spot whether there is an oral cancer incidence in your system.
Also, the CDA comes up with many educational resources and tools regarding proper oral health care.
These can be used in classrooms or for self-educational purposes online. The resources include:
1. Promotional posters and fact sheets- such as a poster which has a very important message printed on it, namely that your dentist is a very important professional and the only one who can detect any oral health issues and offer you the proper treatment.
The poster can be downloaded for free and used for educational or self-educational purposes. Moreover, there is also a crossword puzzle poster available for download.
2. Oral health activities for children and adults, including quizzes, connect the dots, or word search types of games online.
3. Dentist questions and answers- this is a Q&A list of important answers and questions regarding proper oral health
4. A set of newspaper articles which were prepared and circulated by the CDA in order to promote the Oral Health- Good for Life message. Some of the titles include “Five Steps to Good Oral Health”, “More Canadians Suffering from Dental Erosion”, “Three Steps to Preventing Dental Erosion”, “Choose the Seal on Oral Health Products” or “National Oral; Health Month- Get snack smart with your kids”. You can freely browse these educational articles, and promote the importance of oral health in your community as well.