Toothbrushing and Flossing Daily:
A simple 2 minutes exercise that can:
- Help reduce risk of heart disease, stroke and chronic lung conditions
- Reduce risk of preterm low birth weight babies
- Reduce risk of complications of diabetes
- Reduce risk of pneumonia.
Periodontal Health or Healthy Gums
There is now some research showing an association between unhealthy gums (periodontal diseases) and some common systemic conditions. The most concerning are the links to heart disease and stroke, to diabetes and to chronic lung conditions. There is also a link between poor oral health and low birth weight babies and pre-term delivery. All of these are preventable with just 2 minutes of your time daily.
Programs for Adults
Ontario Works (OW) and Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) may provide basic dental coverage for adults and their spouse. Children 17 years of age and under are eligible for dental coverage through Healthy Smiles Ontario. Children 18 years of age and older may be provided dental coverage through Ontario Works Discretionary Benefits.
Ontario Oral Health Alliance (OOHA)
Problems accessing dental care? There are groups across Ontario working together to help make a difference!