Algoma Public Health

Oral Health

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The World Health Organization defines oral health as being free of chronic mouth and facial pain, oral and throat cancer, oral sores, birth defects such as cleft lip and palate, periodontal (gum) disease, tooth decay and tooth loss, and other diseases and disorders that affect the mouth and oral cavity.


Taking proper care of your teeth and gums is a life long commitment. Following these simple steps below, should keep your oral health in check.

  • Brush teeth 2x daily
  • Floss daily
  • Regular visits to a dental professional


School Dental Screening


At this time School Dental Health screening is postponed until 2022 . If your child is experiencing a dental emergency, and or in need of preventive care, you may qualify for Healthy Smiles Ontario (H.S.O.), a provincial funded program that covers costs of dental needs age 17 and under.


Call Algoma Public Health Oral Health services for more information; 705-942-4646 or Toll free: 1- 866- 892 0172.  


Learn more: Healthy Smiles Ontario


Date of Creation: June 1, 2015

Last Modified: October 14, 2021