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Dental Health

Dental health, also called oral health, is an important part of overall health and affects quality of life. The World Health Organization (2012) defines oral health as “the state of being free from mouth and facial pain, oral and throat cancer, oral infection and sores, periodontal (gum) disease, tooth decay, tooth loss, and other diseases and disorders that limit an individual’s capacity in biting, chewing, smiling, speaking, and psychosocial wellbeing.”


Partnership to Increase Access to Culturally Safe Dental Services for Indigenous Community

Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre (SOAHAC) Dental Clinic

The Dental Clinic space at 50 King Street is shared between the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) and the Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre (SOAHAC). This partnership provides new dental treatment options for Indigenous community members across the region. Learn more →


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Where to Get Dental Treatment

This resource is designed to help people navigate the patchwork of publicly-funded dental services and most cost-effective dental services available in our community.

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The mouth is both a gateway and mirror of your body's overall health

Did you know? The mouth is both a gateway and mirror of your body's overall health. Research shows that dental diseases like cavities, gum disease and oral cancer may be linked to other health problems. Brushing and flossing everyday  and visiting your dental professional regularly is very important to your overall health.

Please note: The oral health care tips found on our website are intended for informational use and do not replace the professional care and advice of your dentist. If you have a question or concern about your oral health, please talk to your dentist.

Date of creation: February 11, 2013
Last modified on: November 27, 2019