Having a healthy mouth and teeth plays an important role in your child’s overall health and well-being. For example, problems with their teeth or gums can cause pain and infections that may lead to problems with eating, speaking, playing and learning.
Things parents can do to help their child have a healthy mouth and teeth:
- Schedule a dental checkup for your child to see a dentist prior to starting school
- Teach and supervise your child with brushing their teeth twice daily
- Teach and supervise your child with flossing their teeth and brushing their tongue once daily
- Learn what foods and snacks are better for your child's teeth and where possible, make them part of your child’s school lunches
Did you know? Halton Region Health Department provides financial assistance for dental work. To find out if you qualify, call 311 or visit Halton Region's Dental Financial Assistance and Healthy Smiles Ontario