October 14, 2022
by Government of Canada
Oral health is a major contributor to overall health and well-being. Researchers have found links between oral health and many systemic diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases, various types of cancer, chronic respiratory diseases, arthritis, diabetes, and cognitive diseases. Evidence has also shown that socioeconomic factors, including income, education, employment, are determinants of oral health. The Government of Canada is taking steps to develop a Canada-wide dental care program to improve access for those that need it the most. We are also investing in research to better understand oral health conditions and develop more effective treatments.