It is recommended that you see a dentist at least once a year for teeth cleaning and examination of your mouth. The dentist will determine the frequency of your appointments according to your oral health. An annual exam may be enough for some people, but others may need to have their teeth checked more often.
If you take medication, inform your dentist, especially if the medicines dry your mouth.
You can find a dentist on the Ordre des dentistes du Québec website.
Young children should see a dentist for the first time around the age of 1. During this first visit, the dentist will:
Following that, have your child’s teeth examined by a dentist at least once a year, or as recommended. This will allow the dentist to:
As needed, the dentist can also recommend ways to lower the risks of your child getting a cavity. These include:
Some dental services, including annual exams, are free for children under 10 years of age. These services are offered at dental clinics or in some hospitals upon presentation of your child’s health insurance card. See the Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec for further details.
Last update: November 8, 2016 10:44 AM
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