To help fight COVID-19, washing your hands and practising safe social distancing are crucial. The College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario, and the Porcupine Health Unit would like to remind you to practise good oral hygiene to keep your gums healthy, which can also help prevent diseases and viruses.
Here are 4 simple steps to make cavities become a thing of the past.
If you suspect a dental problem don’t wait to see a dental professional.
Dental screening is a quick visual inspection by a Registered Dental Hygienist to identify obvious dental conditions that are causing or will cause pain. We screen children in the Porcupine Health Unit area who are 17 years of age or under and notify parents of urgent dental problems.
Fluoride varnish treatments are offered to all children 4 years of age and younger. We provide this service free of charge in all licensed day cares, Ontario Early Years Centres and in our health unit clinics.
We provide preventive care clinics for children ages 17 and under who meet certain criteria.
Healthy Smiles Ontario is a free program for kids 17 and under. If eligible, your kids will get regular dental services at no cost to you.
The Healthy Smiles Ontario Schedule of Dental Services and Fees specifies the services covered under the program as of January 1, 2016.
The OSDCP is a new publicly-funded program for seniors. If eligible, seniors will be able to access free dental care.