Good oral health is an important part of your total health. Healthy teeth and gums contribute in many ways to your everyday life.
Studies show that gum disease is linked to heart disease and stroke, respiratory diseases, diabetes, premature deliveries and low birth weight babies. Good brushing and flossing habits with regular dental check-ups will help keep you healthy and strong.
If cared for properly, healthy teeth should last a lifetime. That’s why it’s important to start good oral hygiene habits at an early age.
Make sure you and your children:
- brush teeth twice daily for two minutes at a time
- floss daily
- have dental check-ups at least once a year
- eat healthy snacks to prevent tooth decay
Know how to protect teeth from injuries:
- Wear safety gear such as mouth guards and helmets when playing sports
- Always wear seatbelts
- Don’t use teeth as tools such as opening beverage containers or holding things like eye glasses or pencils
- Teach your children play safely and always be aware of others around them on play equipment or activities such as swinging bats or throwing balls.
- Make sure shoelaces are done up at all times.
- Know what to do if a tooth is injured or knocked out.
If you have a question please call us at 519.482.3416 or toll-free at 1.877.837.6143. Ask to speak to someone on the Dental Health Team.
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Program for those under age 17 who do not have access to any form of dental coverage
Dental health services in Huron County for those with low incomes