Staff and Members had the pleasure of attending a recent Personal Skills Development workshop on oral hygiene, facilitated entirely by a group of dental hygienist students from Red River College. They created a comfortable and welcoming environment for our members to learn and interact with an enaging presentation.
In addition to discussing some positive habits and practices like flossing frequently and selecting the right toothbrush, the presenters also dispelled some common myths about oral health, which was eye-opening for many of us. For instance, we learned that brushing harder doesn't necessarily mean cleaning better, and that flossing is just as important as brushing when it comes to removing plaque and preventing gum disease.
The workshop concluded with some in-person demonstrations of flossing and brushing techniques with 3D visual aids of a mouth, which was very helpful for our members who may not have had the opportunity to learn proper oral hygiene practices before.
We learned about the importance of maintaining a healthy diet, avoiding sugary and acidic foods and drinks, and using fluoride toothpaste to strengthen our teeth and protect them from decay.
We also discussed the importance of staying up to date with dentist visits, and how regular checkups and cleanings can help detect and treat oral health issues early on. We even did a comprehensive review affordable options for dental care.
We were very grateful to the dental hygienist students from Red River College for sharing their expertise and time with us. It was evident that they were passionate about their field and genuinely interested in helping our members improve their oral health and overall well-being. It was also great to see our members actively participating and asking questions throughout the workshop, which showed their engagement and interest in learning.
PSD workshops provide valuable opportunities for our members to learn new skills, gain knowledge, and connect with others, and we are always looking forward to the next opportunity to learn together.