Good oral health is not only important to your appearance and sense of well-being, but also to your overall health. Maintaining good oral health includes keeping teeth free from cavities and preventing gum disease. Poor oral health can affect your appearance and self-esteem, and has been linked to sleeping problems, as well as behavioural and developmental problems in children. Poor oral health can also affect your ability to chew and digest food properly.
Fluoride mouthrinse helps to build healthy teeth by allowing fluoride to coat the outer surface of teeth. This makes the tooth enamel stronger and more able to resist cavities. Public Health Services offers a weekly Fluoride Mouthrinse Program to children in grades primary through six in selected elementary schools across Nova Scotia. The program is coordinated and supported by Public Health Dental Hygienists and delivered by trained volunteers.
For more information, contact your local Public Health Office.