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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!