Dental Care


A doctor who takes care of your teeth is called a dentist. A dentist will check your mouth for any issues, recommend treatments, help teach you how to care for your teeth, and perform any procedures that you need done.

A dental hygienist also works in a dental office and will help you clean your teeth and offer you advice on how you can care for your teeth at home.

It is important that you take care of your teeth as the health of your mouth is important for your overall health.

When you first meet your dentist, he or she may want to know about your medical history. It is important that you share this information so that your dentist is able to provide proper care for you.

It is important that you have a dentist that you feel comfortable with. The Ontario Dental Association has a system that lets you do an online search for a dentist.

There are different costs for dental appointments and procedures. You may have dental coverage through your workplace. If you do not have coverage then you will need to pay the full amount. The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit offers some dental services at no cost. You may have to meet certain requirements to use these services. The St. Clair College Dental Clinic offers reduced rates on their services.

Your child may come home from school with a Parent Notification Form. It is important that you follow the instructions so that your child can get the treatment they need.

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has resources that you and your family can use when you are learning more about caring for your teeth.