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  • Colouring Sheet

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  • Dental Safety/Emergency

    Here are some ways to protect your child’s teeth: Always use infant car seats and seat belts when you drive. Babies will chew on almost anything. Keep them away from hard things that could crack their teeth. Children fall a lot when they are learning to walk. Teeth can break, crack, get knocked out or […]

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  • Dental Screening in Schools

    view/print PDF What is Dental Screening? Dental screening is a quick look in a child’s mouth to see if there are any problems with their teeth or gums. How is it done? It is done by a Registered Dental Hygienist who uses a sterilized dental mirror. The children are encouraged to feel comfortable in a relaxed setting. Parents […]

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  • Going to the Dentist

    Your child needs to see the dentist by age two or three, when all the baby teeth have come in. Here are some reasons to take your child for dental check-ups: Your dentist may want to take X-rays. X-rays show decay between the teeth. They will also show if teeth are coming in the way […]

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  • Healthy Smiles Ontario

    Please visit ontario.ca/healthysmiles or call ServiceOntario INFOline toll-free at 1-844-296-6306 (TTY toll-free at 1-800-387-5559)  for more information on the new Free dental programs that are available starting January 1, 2016. You may also contact the Haldimand Norfolk Health Unit if you have any questions at 519-426-6170 or 905-318-6623 or 519-582-3579 at Ext 3293.  

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  • Healthy Snacking for Healthy Teeth

    Sugary snack foods can lead to cavities. Plaque is a sticky, clear film that forms on our teeth every day. Plaque contains germs (bacteria) that stick to teeth. The sugar in food and drinks reacts with plaque to form an acid that eats away the hard outer layer (enamel). Over time, this acid will make […]

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  • How to Brush Your Teeth

    Brush carefully for two to three minutes to remove plaque and food particles and keep your teeth and gums healthy. A smear of toothpaste is all you need to keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy.       Adapted with permission of the Department of Health and Human Services, State of North Carolina

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  • How to Have a Tooth-Friendly Halloween

    PDF/Printer Friendly Version At Halloween time, it’s natural to be concerned about the effects of candy on your children’s teeth. Here are some tips on protecting children’s dental health while still letting them enjoy that special occasion. Decay or cavities occur when sugars in foods and drinks react with the bacteria in plaque. Plaque is […]

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  • Mouth guards

    Did you know that the most injured area of the body during contact sports is the mouth? Dental injuries are painful, costly, and often permanent. A mouth guard is an appliance worn in the mouth which helps prevent injuries to the teeth, lips, cheeks, tongue, and jaw. With out mouth protection, oral injuries may result […]

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  • Pit and fissure sealants prevent decay

    PDF/Printer Friendly Version What are dental sealants? A sealant is a plastic, film-like material, that is applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (molars). They are painted on the tops of the teeth and harden to form a shield over the tooth. Why should my child get sealants? When the back teeth erupt, […]

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  • Space Maintainers

    A baby tooth acts as a guide for the permanent tooth that replaces it. If a primary tooth is lost too early, the permanent tooth loses its guide and can drift or erupt incorrectly into the mouth. Neighbouring teeth also can move or tilt into the space, so the permanent tooth can’t come in. The […]

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  • Tooth Brushing Log

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