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Each April, the Canadian Dental Health Association promotes better oral health for a better quality of life with their National Oral Health Month campaign. The mouth is a part of the body that doesn’t get as much attention as it needs in many cases. In observance of National Oral Health Month, Southcentre Dental Clinic would like to remind everyone about the importance of oral health.
In many cases, when we experience bleeding or tenderness in our gums, we tend to ignore it. Oral problems can sometimes be a sign of a more serious disease such as oral cancer. The survival rate for oral cancer can be improved a great deal with early detection.
The health of your mouth can have a direct correlation with other health issues. It is important to have any oral issues checked out by your dentist in a timely manner. This assures that any problems that you may be experiencing are diagnosed sooner rather than later.
The CDHA recommends following these 5 steps to a healthy mouth:
- Keep your mouth clean
- Check your mouth for signs of gum disease and oral cancer on a regular basis
- Visit your dentist on a regular basis
- Eat well
- Don’t smoke or chew tobacco
Remember, it’s key that you don’t wait until a dental issue arises before visiting your dentist. Treat any oral ailment as you would any other health concern, and keep up with routine dental check-ups in order to maintain a healthy mouth. Contact Southcentre Dental Clinic at (403) 278-1415 to schedule your appointment today!
Dr. Jennifer Silver is a highly accomplished dental surgeon with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Melbourne, Australia. Her educational accomplishments include deans honours list, an oral surgery award and best research project. Prior to this degree, she graduated with honors from Dalhousie University’s Dental Hygiene Program and worked in this field for 10 years.
The areas of dentistry that holds special interest for Dr. Silver include oral medicine and whole-body dentistry. She currently devotes time and resources toward helping patients with TMJ pain and sleep apnea, while continuing to provide general dentistry as well. Future interests include devoting time to additional oral surgery training. Jen strives to treat her patients as if they were family. She strongly believes in a multi-disciplinary approach for patient care. She is part of a large network of specialists that she trusts and collaborates with when helping patients.