A Healthy Smile for Life
April is Oral Health Month in Canada
Michelle Berthelette, Wellness Facilitator and French Language Services Coordinator with the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority
Most of us brush our teeth every day without giving it much thought. Brushing and flossing get rid of bad breath, reduce time spent in the dentist’s chair, and get rid of that embarrassing piece of spinach. But does caring for our teeth have other benefits? Is it really that important for baby teeth? The answers may surprise you.
Good oral health includes brushing, flossing, eating a healthy balanced diet and regular visits to the dentist. These actions are not only important for the health of our teeth, but for our overall health as well. The Canadian Dental Association explains that a healthy mouth affects our physical, mental and social well-being, allowing us to speak, eat and socialize without pain, discomfort or embarrassment
These benefits begin well before we are even born.