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Visiting the Dentist

Cost of Dental Care

*This webpage is for information purposes only. It is NOT a substitute for professional dental advice.*

Fast Facts
  • It’s important to visit the dentist regularly to prevent tooth and gum problems.
  • In the long run, it’s cheaper to visit the dentist every year for check-ups, than to pay for serious dental problems down the road.
  • Avoiding the dentist will only make the problem more expensive to fix later on.

Regular visits are worth it

Though it may seem expensive to visit the dentist yearly for check-ups, regular visits are essential for keeping your child's teeth and gums healthy. If you don't take your child to the dentist, you have no way of knowing how healthy your child's teeth are. If she does have a dental problem that is not treated, it could worsen and be even more expensive to fix later on.

In the long run, it's cheaper to visit the dentist regularly to prevent problems, rather than pay for expensive treatments down the road.

The average cost of dental procedures for a child under 18 years of age will vary depending on your child's oral health.

If your son or daughter is under 18 years of age and you can't afford dental treatments for your child, contact Peel Public Health at 905-799-7700 to see if your child qualifies for the Healthy Smiles Ontario (HSO) program.

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