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COVID-19  Oral Health Information

As we enter the next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic some dental offices have opened for regular care. Check with your dental office for availability.  Public Health Dental Programs are open for regular care and your questions.

What can you do to protect against dental problems during this time? 

Children are even more at risk for tooth decay because their baby teeth are little and decay more quickly and access to dental care is restricted due to COVID-19.  For more information, visit parenting.vch.ca

How can you prevent dental problems? Keep healthy eating and oral care routines!

Once the COVID-19 pandemic is under control we want your next dental check up to give you good news!


Oral health is not only important to your appearance and sense of well-being, but also to your overall health. Dental diseases may contribute to many serious conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, respiratory diseases, and premature and low weight babies. Tooth decay can be painful and lead to serious infections. The discomfort of untreated tooth decay can affect children’s growth and learning.

Healthy habits that prevent gum disease and tooth decay start even before teeth erupt into the mouth. Children who have healthy mouths grow-up into adults with healthy mouths. 

Learn more about how to prevent tooth decay and care for young children's teeth.

Dental health for infants and children

Our services include risk assessment for tooth decay, dental screening, fluoride treatment and more. Learn more about the dental services we offer for infants and children.

More dental health resources

Download the Brushing and Flossing brochure
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