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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.”

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Good oral health leads to good overall health.
Follow the links below to find tips to keep your kids’ teeth healthy, how you might qualify for free dental care and great links to more information and activities.

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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: May 3, 2018


1World Health Organization. Oral health, Fact sheet N°318 Retrieved from