Preventive dental services
Services available to eligible children to help reduce the risk of dental problems and keep teeth healthy.
Peel Public Health has reopened 2 preventive dental clinics in the community after the COVID-19 response.
Preventing tooth decay is very important to your child’s overall health. It’s important that all children know how to maintain healthy teeth and gums. Dental care can be very costly, and not all families have dental insurance or access to preventive dental services.
Preventive dental services are provided free of charge by Peel Public Health dental staff to those children who qualify.
Children 17 years old or younger living in Peel Region must first receive a dental screening to determine if they are eligible for these services.
Qualifying for preventive dental services
Children may qualify for preventive dental services if:
- They live in Peel.
- They are 17 years old or younger.
- The cost of going to the dentist is too expensive for the family.
Preventive dental services for children:
- Include dental cleaning, pit and fissure sealants, and professionally applied topical fluoride.
- Include information on proper brushing, flossing and healthy eating.
- Are provided at various clinic locations.
For more information call 905–799–7700, Caledon 905–584–2216.
The mobile dental clinic is currently paused.
Peel Public Health’s Mobile Dental Clinic is a 40-foot winterized bus that offers preventive dental services to children in their own communities.
The mobile dental clinic travels throughout Mississauga, Brampton, and Caledon to various community locations (such as malls, religious centres, community centres, and schools).