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Health Topics - Teens 13-17

  • 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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  • Financial Assistance for Dental Treatment - Teens/Youth

    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 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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  • 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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  • Oral Piercing

    PDF/Printer Friendly Version Tongue piercing remains a trend despite the dangers to oral health. People with tongue piercings chip their teeth on the jewellery while eating, sleeping, talking and chewing. The fracture can be confined to tooth enamel and require a filling, or it may go deeper, which can lead to a root canal or […]

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