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Dental Health: Youth (13-17)

When it comes to appearance, your smile is one of first things that people notice. Clean, white teeth and firm pink gums are in fashion. Your smile can be your best accessory! 

Between school and homework, chores and part-time jobs; you manage to fit in time for a social life. Try to schedule time for visits to the dentists too. Many teens miss out on going to the dentist because they are too busy to go regularly with their parents and siblings. Delaying or avoiding regular dental care may result in small dental problems going unnoticed until they affect your appearance or cause pain and infection,

This section has information about improving your dental health and reducing your risks of developing conditions like cavities, gum disease, and oral cancer. The information is aimed at youth between the ages 13 and 17 years old. The dental health care tips are intended for informational use and do not replace the professional care and advice of your dentist. If you have a question or concern about your dental health, please talk to your dentist..

If you are living on your own or your family does not have dental insurance, the Health Unit may be able to help you with getting and paying for dental treatment.  This section provides descriptions of the programs and services available for youth in the community.

Date of creation: February 11, 2013
Last modified on: May 2, 2014