Children & Youth

As a parent you have a very important role in helping keep your child’s teeth healthy and strong. Prevention of cavities and dental disease begins at home with good eating habits and daily cleaning of the teeth and gums.

Many dental changes will be occurring over the next few years and it’s important that your child sees a dental professional for regular dental screening appointments.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask your dental professional or one of the dental care professionals at Southwestern Public Health for more information.


Halloween and oral care

Halloween is such a familiar part of North American culture, it’s easy to overlook the health impacts of indulging in this annual celebration. Did you know that tooth decay can take hold in as little as 20 minutes?

Southwestern Public Health’s Oral Health team offers parents its best advice to avoid scary tooth decay this Halloween season.



Last Updated: July 24, 2019
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