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How to Tame Mask Mouth

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If it’s stinky under the mask, it’s time to brush and floss!

MEDIA RELEASE
September 21, 2020

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TORONTO, ON — We all know wearing a mask is an important way to help keep each other healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, “mask mouth” is a smelly condition too many people have come to know. The Ontario Dental Association (ODA) has some tips to stay fresh under your mask. You guessed it — good dental hygiene and getting regular dental check-ups go a long way in preventing bad fumes.

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Dental Care Slowly Resumes But Not Like Usual

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We’re still in a pandemic so dentists have new rules to follow to keep everyone protected

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June 1, 2020

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TORONTO, ON — After 12 weeks of restrictions, Ontario’s dentists got the green light last night to re-open their offices. While you can now book an appointment with your dentist for a cleaning or any other treatment, the Ontario Dental Association (ODA) wants you to know what you can expect from your dentist during this ongoing pandemic.

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Ontario’s Dentists Asking for $50 million Investment in Kids’ Dental Program

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The province can show their commitment to children by finally fixing the funding gap

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March 2, 2020

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TORONTO, ON — The Ontario Dental Association (ODA) has made a formal request to the provincial government to fix its dental program for children with a $50 million investment. The money is to support Healthy Smiles Ontario (HSO) which provides care to kids under the age of 17 from low-income families.

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COVID-19 Dental Facts

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Understand what’s a dental emergency and why brushing and flossing is more important than ever

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March 25, 2020

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TORONTO, ON — Emergency dental care is considered an essential service and the Ontario Dental Association (ODA) wants you to know what treatments you can expect during this time of social distancing in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Dentists have been directed not to do check-ups, non-emergency or cosmetic procedures so if you have an upcoming dental appointment, call your dentist to reschedule.

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Province Isn’t Taking Public Dental Programs Seriously

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Major funding issues are preventing vulnerable Ontarians from getting the care they need

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November 7, 2019

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TORONTO, ON — Following the fall economic statement, Ontario’s dentists are frustrated the province missed yet another opportunity to fix the severe funding gap in public dental programs. The provincial government is also launching the seniors’ dental program, even though there is still much confusion around how care will be provided and funded.

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