Dental Health

The RQHR Oral Health Program works in the community to reduce dental diseases and increase awareness of Oral Health.

Free Drop-In Fluoride Varnish Clinics

Oral Health is an integral part of overall health.

Dental decay, a communicable disease, is one of the most common health problems in the world. It is almost totally preventable. The RQHR Oral Health Program team provides preventative and promotional programs aimed at reducing dental disease and promote good oral health for people of all ages within the community. The Program goals focus on increasing dental awareness and modifying behaviours to create lifestyle changes that lead to improved oral health through a variety of programs and education.

Dental tooth decay or cavities (dental caries) is the most prevalent chronic illness among children. Dental disease is largely preventable and is less expensive to prevent than to treat. Below is some information on ways to prevent dental disease and protect your oral health.

Dental Team School Visits

The RQHR Dental Health Promotion team wish to thank more than 80 schools within our health region that helped us bring preventive dental services into their communities.

This added up to approximately 5000 children who received these preventative dental services which included:
- a dental screening
- oral hygiene instruction
- protective sealants on the teeth with deep grooves
- fluoride varnish application

Check out our Year-at-a-glance Calendar for when we will be coming to your school. 

2017-18 School Schedule by Division

Dental Health Information

What is Fluoride Varnish? Click below to read a fact sheet about what fluoride varnish is and how it protects children's teeth. 

Fluoride Varnish Protects Teeth - Fact Sheet

What is a sealant? Click on the fact sheet below to learn more about how sealants work with fluoride to help keep children cavity-free, along with some helpful tips on brushing and flossing.

Seal Out Tooth Decay - Fact Sheet 

For more information about the Oral Health Program, please call 306-766-6331.

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