Foundation for Health Leadership and Innovation. There is an oral health crisis in North Carolina that impacts North Carolinians of all ages in every county. Poor oral health results in more than just tooth decay. Its consequences dramatically lower quality of life, impact overall health, increase health care costs, negatively shape one’s ability to learn, and can hinder employability. This website is an educational resource to provide a better understanding of oral health for all ages and populations. The page includes information for patients and providers alike to learn more about oral hygiene, routine maintenance, treatment plans, and more.