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Did you know? In Canada, 3 out of 5 children ages 6 to 11 have or have had cavities (tooth decay).

Untreated cavities may lead to pain, infection, difficulty eating and difficulty concentrating.

Children who get their teeth checked at least once a year can prevent cavities and gum disease.

Peel Public Health offers Free dental cleaning, check-ups, and treatment for children

Peel Public Health has a government-funded dental program that provides free dental cleaning and emergency dental services for children and youth 0-17 years.

Who is eligible?

Your household is automatically enrolled in the program if you or your child receives benefits through:

  • Ontario Works
  • Temporary Care Assistance
  • Ontario Disability Support Program
  • Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities

Children are eligible for the program if they:

  • are 17 years of age and under
  • live in Ontario
  • be able to show financial hardship

Note: A dental screening may be needed to see if there is a clinical need

Healthy Smiles Ontario - Core

Healthy Smiles Ontario is a government-funded dental program that provides free dental cleaning, routine, and emergency dental services for children and youth 17 years old and under from low-income households.

To see if you are eligible for the government’s Healthy Smiles Ontario Core Program visit ontario.ca/healthysmiles for more information.

Questions?

Please call Peel Public Health at 905-799-7700 for information on Free dental cleaning, check-ups, and treatment for children.

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