Dentists love every day of every month of the year because they get to fight off cavities and defend the teeth of their trusting patients. But our dentists seem to favour a month that really drives home the dental health awareness message. April gives dentists three oral health topics to discuss with patients, team members, blog readers like yourself, & just about anyone else willing to listen
First, April Is Oral Cancer Awareness Month
When it comes to identifying potential warning signs of oral cancer, dentists are often the first ones to notice any abnormalities.
Oral cancer screenings are performed during your normal six month dental checkup, which is just another in the long list of reasons to see your dentist on the regular.
*In addition, April 13th-19th is National Neck, Head and Oral Cancer Awareness Week. *
Our dentists love April, because of the opportunity to educate our patients & local communities by promoting education and awareness about how dangerous (but preventable) oral cancer can be. Oral Cancer Awareness Month, here we come!
Second, April Is National Facial Protection Month
Parents, athletes, teachers, coaches, referees, umpires, athletic directors, insurance agents, school administrators, or any other participants either directly or indirectly involved with youth sports must understand the need to protect our children from injury.
These days, most kids seem to be involved in athletics in same way or another; as dentists, they love the opportunity they get every April to “mouth-off” about one of the most important pieces of athletic equipment – a properly fitted mouth guard.
Lastly, April Fools Day!
Sure, we could have went the easy route and said “Spring Dental Cleaning” as another reason why our dentists love April so much, but that would be too self-serving for our diligent defenders of dental health.
While some of us start April with a regularly scheduled dental checkup & exam – especially after the tax man drops a refund in our pockets – the third reason why our dentists love this month is because there is one day in the month of April when we all manage to crack a smile!
Whether it’s viral videos making the rounds through your email inbox or hilarious (after the fact) pranks, you have to admit that no matter how much you dread April Fools Day, you do actually manage at least one extra smile that day.
And that’s what our dentists do best…we make you smile!