The Bengough Walking Challenge group held their second gathering at the Community Centre on Monday, May 28th. The group took a walk around town followed by a potluck supper.
Diane Mckerricher gave a presentation on Dental Care. She started with a video called “Healthy Mouth, Healthy You” which explains increasing evidence linking poor oral health and periodontal disease to a number of other diseases. There are large amounts of bacteria in our mouth. An interesting point she made was that people have as much bacteria in their mouth as there are people living on earth.
Four slide shows were presented and discussed: Ten tooth brushing mistakes, flossing, denture care and tooth whitening. Proper tooth brushing and flossing techniques were demonstrated followed by an informal and interactive session among participants. Several examples of dental products were passed around including an electric flosser. Participants received a handout containing information about oral cancer; seven steps to self-examination and everyone received a new soft bristle toothbrush.
Diane Mckerricher is a Saskatchewan Dental Therapist/Registered Dental Hygienist.