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:

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Preventive Dental Services

Our Health Unit provides no cost preventive dental services to children and youth 17 years and under who qualify. These services are provided by a Registered Dental Hygienist. 

Your child must first be seen at a school screening or a scheduled clinic appointment at the Health Unit.

Community Water Fluoridation (CWF) Statement

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit’s Board of Directors recommends that the Province of Ontario amend the regulations of the Safe Drinking Water Act to require community water fluoridation for all municipal water systems (when source-water levels are below the Health Canada recommended level of 0.7 mg/L) to prevent dental caries (tooth decay) and provide the funding and support to municipalities required.