Thursday, March 28, 2019
Free Dental Screening for Secondary Students
Good oral health is important to a teen's overall health and well-being. Undetected or untreated dental decay and other oral health disorders can result in pain, poor eating habits and poor self-esteem – all problems that reduce a teen's capacity to do well in school. Dental screening is important for detecting oral health problems.
Oral Health staff from the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit will be visiting your school on Monday April 29, 2019 to provide dental screenings and distribute smile kits.
Students who choose to participate in a school dental screening will have their teeth looked at by a Registered Dental Hygienist, who uses a different sterile mouth mirror for each student. The dental hygienist will also answer any questions and share information about no cost dental programs available to high school students. Please encourage your teen to have a dental screening.
For more information on the program call 705-721-7520 or toll free 1-877-721-7520 ext. 8804 (Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) or visit our website at www.simcoemuskokahealth.org.