The information in this section is adapted from the Canadian Dental Association Website and 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.
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.
The Canadian Dental Association 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.
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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.
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.