Promoting lifelong oral health for everyone.
Oral health: a state of being free from mouth and facial pain, oral and throat cancer, oral infection and sores, periodontal (gum) disease, tooth decay, tooth loss and other diseases and disorders.1
It includes the ability to speak, smile, smell, taste, touch, chew, swallow and convey a range of emotions through facial expressions with confidence and without pain, discomfort and disease of the craniofacial complex.2
Oral health is recognized as a basic human right.1
Tooth decay is the most common chronic disease on the planet.3
Around the world, 60-90% of school-aged children and nearly 100% of adults have tooth decay.3
Tooth decay is more common than diabetes and asthma combined.2
Oral diseases can significantly reduce an individual’s quality of life. This includes their effectiveness in school and work settings, psychological health, and social wellbeing.3 Oral diseases can also have serious effects on overall wellness.
39.1% of Canadian adults have experienced time-lost from normal activities due to dental related illness.4 Annually, this amounts to:
Chronically painful teeth can impact children's sleep, relaxation, and attention, and their overall educational and social development.2 For example, in Canada:
Tooth decay, gum disease and other oral health conditions have been linked to Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), including:
Fortunately, oral diseases are amongst the most preventable conditions.3 Follow the guidelines from experts like the Canadian Dental Association.
Brushing your teeth at least twice a day helps remove cavity-causing bateria from the surface of the teeth.5
Daily flossing helps remove cavity-causing bacteria form between teeth.5
Sugar and acidic foods like citrus can wear down the tooth’s enamel, its protective coating, causing sensitivity.5
It can also fuel the growth of bacteria.5
Having regular checkups allows your dentist to catch potential issues before they become a problem.5
Ask your dental health provider about product solutions that can help prevent cavities at home and in the office.