Oral health is the health of your mouth. It includes your teeth, gums, jaw bone, palate (roof of the mouth), tongue, lips and the inside of your cheeks.
Having a healthy mouth is just as important for your overall health as exercising, eating a balanced diet and avoiding tobacco products. It affects how we eat and speak and also affects our mental, social and physical well-being. It is very important to develop and maintain good oral hygiene habits.
The Thunder Bay District Health Unit's Oral Health Program offers a variety of dental services. For more information, contact us:
City: (807) 625-5984
District (toll-free): 1-888-294-6630 X 5984
Click here to learn the 4 simple ways to a healthy mouth so you can "Put Your Best Face Forward".
Read more about the importance of good oral health, in a report by Dr. Arlene King, Chief Medical Officer of Health: "More Than Just Cavities" Oral Health Report