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Baby girl showing her teeth

What is the BOHP?​

Baby teeth matter! Health Canada, the Canadian Dental Association, and the Canadian Pediatric Society  recommend children see a dentist by their first birthday, even before they have all of their teeth.

The BOHP provides free screening for all children, aged 0 to 4, in Windsor-Essex County.

A screening by a public health dental hygienist includes a:

  • Check for cavities.
  • Chat about a healthy mouth and teeth.
  • Fluoride treatment at no cost, if needed.

Watch the Baby Teeth Matter video or read A Lifetime of Healthy Smiles Starts with Baby Steps, for information on caring for your baby’s teeth.

To book a free screening for your infant or toddler, or to find out if your child qualifies for other dental programs at the Health Unit, call our Dental Health Team at: 519-258-2146 ext. 1199.