Did you know dental problems are the second most common reason kids miss school?
Untreated tooth decay in children can cause pain, affect how adult teeth grow in, or even affect speech. Tooth pain also makes it hard to focus on learning.
Good dental health is part of a healthy start to school. Oxford County Public Health is now offering FREE dental screenings to children starting kindergarten in 2012.
A dental screening by a public health dental hygienist will:
Call to book an appointment for your child: 519-539-9800 or 1-800-755-0394.
Download the parent handout
No dental insurance? We can help.
Public Health’s Community Dental Services and the Government of Ontario offer emergency and basic dental care to children 17 and under who qualify.
Cleanings are also available at the Community Dental Services clinic for people of all ages who are without dental insurance and without a dentist.
For more information see our Dental Health section or call 519-539-9800 | toll-free 1-800-755-0394.