The RQHR Oral Health Program works in the community to reduce dental diseases and increase awareness of Oral Health.
Oral Health is an important part of overall health.
Dental decay, a communicable disease, is one of the most common health problems in the world. It is almost totally preventable. The Saskatchewan Health Authority - Regina Area Oral Health Program team provides preventative and promotional programs aimed at reducing dental disease and promotes good oral health for people of all ages within the community. The Program goals focus on increasing dental awareness and modifying behaviours to create lifestyle changes that lead to improved oral health through a variety of programs and education.
Dental tooth decay or cavities (dental caries) is the most prevalent chronic illness among children. Dental disease is largely preventable and is less expensive to prevent than to treat. Below is some information on ways to prevent dental disease and protect your oral health.
Dental Team School Visits
Some of the preventative dental services the dental team has provided to Regina and rural area schools has included:
- dental screening
- oral hygiene instruction
- protective sealants on the teeth with deep grooves
- fluoride varnish application
Dental Health Information
What is Fluoride Varnish? Click below to read a fact sheet about what fluoride varnish is and how it protects children's teeth.
What is a sealant? Click on the fact sheet below to learn more about how sealants work with fluoride to help keep children cavity-free, along with some helpful tips on brushing and flossing.
For more information about the Oral Health Program, please call 306-766-6331.