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School Based Dental Screening Info

posted May 6, 2015, 9:02 AM by Thomas D'Arcy McGee Catholic School

The purpose of this video is to inform parents and teachers about the school-based dental screening activity including the purpose of this public health activity, to show how it is done and to link parents to community resources relating to dental services.

This video promotes the importance of participating in the dental screening at the school. Dental screening is importantbecause 57% of 6-11 year olds have or have had a cavity. If left untreated, dental problems can lead to pain and infection; and a small problem becomes a bigger problem.

Click HERE to view the video.

Dental problems can cause:

· difficulty sleeping

· poor concentration

· learning difficulties

· limited choice of food because of the inability to chew properly

· troubled speech

· premature loss of teeth

· lower self esteem

· widespread infection for severe cases.

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Did you know that poor oral health can lead to learning difficulties for children?

Find out how Ottawa Public Health registered dental hygienists help the children by providing dental screenings in over 200 schools in Ottawa.

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