Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

October 13, 2005 18:55 ET

CDHA: National Dental Hygienists Week October 16 to 22, 2005

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 13, 2005) - National Dental Hygienists Week (NDHW) is a perfect time to remember that a healthy mouth is much more than a great smile. Regular brushing and flossing, a healthy diet, and visits to your dental hygienist contribute to a lifetime of talking, eating and smiling.

As prevention professionals, dental hygienists help you maintain healthy teeth and gums, and provide important information on the links between oral health and your total well-being. Dental hygienists in every province and territory will be marking NDHW in diverse and creative ways, such as community outreach events, contests, classroom presentations, mall displays, tours of dental offices, and much more!

Celebrate National Dental Hygienists Week by playing the dental hygiene challenge at or by visiting Smile City at:

These web sites have

- interactive and fun ways to learn about oral health.
- activity sheets, games and tips for children.
- tips and fact sheets on the latest key oral health issues for
parents and teachers.
- downloadable stickers.
- a colouring contest

Dental Hygienists
Canada's Prevention Professionals

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