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An update on the Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program
Une bonne santé dentaire est importante pour la santé et le bien-être en général. En effet, de bonnes habitudes d’hygiène dentaire et des visites régulières chez le dentiste aident à prévenir les problèmes de santé dentaire.
Good dental health is important to overall health and well-being; good dental hygiene habits and regular dental checkups help to prevent dental health issues.
The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is pleased to present the Oral Health 2018 Report. Oral health is vital to general health and overall well-being at every stage of life.
Healthy Smiles Ontario is a government-funded dental program that provides free preventive, routine, and emergency dental services for children and youth 17 years old and under who qualify.
Our Dental Health Department includes dentists, registered dental hygienists, dental assistants, oral health clerks, a health promotion specialist, and a program manager.
We have a dental clinic located at our Windsor and Leamington locations.
Dental Health offers programs and services to our community including:
Baby teeth matter! Health Canada, the Canadian Dental Association, and the Canadian Pediatric Society recommend children see a dentist by their first birthday, even before they have all of their teeth.
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.
The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is a fragrance free workplace. Please do not use fragrant products when visiting the Health Unit.