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5 nov. 2015

Making Dental Decay History

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Ottawa is a wonderful place to live. It is a family friendly, safe city, which also happens to be the capital of the country. With a newly sworn in Prime Minister, the opportunities seem to be endless for what a citizen in this city can accomplish. However, there is an alarming statistic that needs to be dealt with.

 

The importance of maintaining good dental health through regular brushing and visits to the dentist isn’t lost on most people; they know what to do, but sometimes don’t always do it. When you don’t maintain good dental hygiene practices, or let an issue persist for too long, it can sometimes cause more serious issues. ‘More people are heading to Ottawa emergency rooms with toothaches, according to a new city report. Last year, there were 1,740 visits to the ER for “ambulatory care sensitive dental conditions” such as dental cavities, eroded teeth and gingivitis – problems that could have been mended at a clinic. That’s 600 more hospital visits compared to 10 years ago’.

 

Dental decay is a problem that can be remedied, but more importantly it can be prevented. Getting in and staying in the habit of regular brushing, flossing, rinsing and seeing your dentist on a regular basis is the best way to promote healthy teeth and gums. Consult with your local Ottawa dental professional on the best techniques to prevent dental decay.

29 oct. 2015

Demand for Dental Hygienists

 

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Basic economics is about supply and demand; one cannot exist without the other, and the majority of businesses would fail without either of those elements present. However, it is important to also have a strong workforce to support the supply and demand accordingly.

As the dental industry continues to change and grow, both technologically and through making more comfortable environments to promote a more serene experience for greater customer service, the need for more trained professionals also grows. In North America, the demand for dental hygienists is at a high. « The demand for quality hygienists is stronger than ever. This demand is being driven largely by an ever-increasing awareness of the link between oral health and whole-body health, » said Jaime Geers, a registered dental hygienist at Cypress-based Sandalwood Family Dental. « The past decade has brought to light serious correlations between oral hygiene and diabetes, heart disease, several cancers and HPV. The more education we are able to provide, the more demand there is for quality service men and women to keep the ball rolling. »

This type of information is always important for those looking to either get a job as a dental hygienist, or are currently dental hygienist students or just trying to figure out a good career to get into.

If you’re interested in pursuing a career as a dental hygienist, or just want more information about what they do, never hesitate to ask your local Ottawa dental professional when you go in for your regular check up and cleaning.