Dental screening

posted May 6, 2015, 7:22 AM by Cathy O'Brien - OA

Did you know that poor oral health can lead to learning difficulties for children?

Find out how Ottawa Public Health registered dental hygienists help the children by providing dental screenings in over 200 schools in Ottawa.

This video promotes the importance of participating in the dental screening at the school.  Dental screening is important because 57% of 6-11 year olds have or have had a cavity. If left untreated, dental problems can lead to pain and infection; and a small problem becomes a bigger problem.


Dental problems can cause:

·                      difficulty sleeping

·                      poor concentration

·                      learning difficulties

·                      limited choice of food because of the inability to chew properly

·                      troubled speech

·                      premature loss of teeth

·                      lower self esteem

·                      widespread infection for severe cases.