Your dental health affects more than just your teeth and gums. In recent years, research has shown that dental health is linked to overall health. Dental health is linked to respiratory infections, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, poor nutrition, and other health conditions.
Most oral health issues can be prevented. Keep your teeth healthy for life - brush two times a day, floss once a day, visit with your dental professional regularly, and eat vegetables and fruit.
The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) has dental programs and services to help children 0 to 17. For more information about our Health Unit's dental services click on a link below:
- Healthy Smiles Ontario
- Health Unit dental clinics (including school screening)
- Baby Oral Health Program
Chew on This!
Here we present interesting information and program updates of the WECHU Dental Health Department:
Baby Teeth Matter!
Early childhood dental care is a good starting point for a lifetime of good dental health. New parents will receive an oral health shark bag with resources and tips to keep their baby’s smile healthy for life. The Dental Health Team offers provides free screening for all children, aged 0 to 4, in Windsor-Essex County.
Community Water Fluoridation
Fluorides are found naturally throughout the world. They are present to some extent in all food and water so that all humans ingest some fluoride daily. In addition, fluorides are used by some communities as a public health measure to adjust the concentration of fluoride in drinking water to an optimum level (community water fluoridation); by individuals in the form of toothpastes, rinses, lozenges, chewable tablets, drops; and by dental professionals in the application of gels, foams, and varnishes.
Oral Health Report
The Oral Health 2016 Report is the first local report of on the oral health status of our community and will act as a baseline for similar oral health reports we do in the future.