Did you know that good oral health is very important for a child’s overall health, however, for some, dental treatment is not affordable? Ontario offers a dental program called Healthy Smiles for children 17 and under that do not have access to dental coverage. If eligible, children are covered under this program at no cost.
The program includes regular visits to a licensed dental provider and covers the costs of treatment including:
- fillings (for a cavity)
- tooth extraction
- urgent or emergency dental care (including treatment of a child’s toothache or tooth pain)
Cosmetic dentistry, including teeth whitening and braces, are not covered by the program.
If you know a child under the age of 17 that may be in need of dental treatment be sure to contact the local Public Health Unit in your area for more information. You may also contact our dental professionals for more information.