Oral Health — Good for Life™

Did you know that your oral health is an important part of your overall health?

Oral health problems such as oral pain, missing teeth or oral infections can affect a person’s physical, mental and social well-being. Oral disease, like any other disease, needs to be treated. Keeping a healthy mouth is an important part of leading a healthy life.

What is Oral Health?

CDA defines oral health as a state of the oral and related tissues and structures that contribute positively to physical, mental and social well-being and to the enjoyment of life’s possibilities, by allowing the individual to speak, eat and socialize unhindered by pain, discomfort or embarrassment.

This section links you to oral health care tips, information and resources to keep your family’s oral health good for life.

The information on this section is intended for informational use only and does not replace the professional care of your dentist. Only your dentist has the skills, training and expertise to identify and address all your oral health care needs. If you have a question or concern about your oral health, please talk to your dentist.

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Many Canadians will experience gingivitis at least once in their lives. Gingivitis is a type of gum disease that causes inflammation of the gums. To find out if you have gingivitis, visit your dentist. Your dentist has the training, skills and expertise to detect and treat gingivitis and other more serious oral health diseases.

Missing Teeth

If you are missing 1 or more of your teeth, talk to your dentist about replacing them with bridges, dentures or implants. Your dentist is your expert in tooth restoration and replacement.

source: Canadian Dental Association