• Dental Public Health Children's Program

  • Dentistry Clinics

  • Health Services for Community Living

Oral health is not only crucial 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.

How to keep children's teeth healthy

Did you know some baby teeth stay in the mouth until a child is 12 years old? Teaching kids how to properly care for their teeth is important for their overall health. Learn how to keep kids teeth healthy and the signs of tooth decay.

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Dental health resources

    • Canada Dental Benefit

      The interim Canada Dental Benefit is intended to help lower dental costs for eligible families earning less than $90,000 per year.

    • Healthy Kids Program

      Basic dental, eyeglasses and hearing care -

    • Find a dentist

      BC Dental Association

    • Dental Public Health Program

      The Dental Public Health Program provides services to prevent early childhood dental disease. If your child does not have access to a dental clinic where they can have their teeth checked regularly, you can make an appointment with the VCH Public Health Program

    • Brushing and Flossing

      Available in English, Traditional Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Punjabi, Spanish, Tagalog and Vietnamese

    • Children's Teeth are Important!

      Available in English, Arabic, Traditional Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Punjabi, Spanish, Tagalog and Vietnamese

More dental health resources

How to keep children's teeth healthy

Growth and development, infants to 18 months

Growth and development, toddlers

Growth and development, preschoolers