The Canadian Dental Care Plan is a national program that provides some coverage for Canadian residents who do not have access to dental insurance and have a household income of less than $90,000 a year.
Good habits start early for children. Healthy teeth are an important part of your child's overall health.
Here are six tips to help your kids brush up on their oral health care skills. Good daily habits can help keep their teeth healthy for a lifetime.
The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) has dental programs and services to help children 0 to 17. For more information about our Health Unit's dental services click on a link below:
- Healthy Smiles Ontario
- Health Unit dental clinics (including school screening)
- Baby Oral Health Program
- Preventive Dental Services
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Here we present interesting information and program updates of the WECHU Dental Health Department:
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.
The Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program is available across the province for eligible seniors. This program provides eligible seniors with free routine dental care in Public Health Units, Community Health Centres, and Aboriginal Health Access Centres.
Healthy Smiles Ontario is a government-funded dental program that provides free preventive, routine, and emergency dental services for children and youth 17 years old and under who qualify.
The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit’s Board of Directors recommends that the Province of Ontario amend the regulations of the Safe Drinking Water Act to require community water fluoridation for all municipal water systems (when source-water levels are below the Health Canada recommended level of 0.7 mg/L) to prevent dental caries (tooth decay) and provide the funding and support to municipalities required.
Our Health Unit provides no cost preventive dental services to children and youth 17 years and under who qualify. These services are provided by a Registered Dental Hygienist.