Healthy teeth and gums are important! They help you and your children smile, eat, and speak. Proper dental care begins even before a baby’s first tooth appears and continues throughout life.
The Battle River Treaty 6 Health Centre dental teams provide a full range of dental treatment for children in their communities. School dental clinics operate throughout the school year (September – June.
Dental treatments and resources for school-aged children enrolled in the program include:
The dental health educator offers clinical services such as oral hygiene instruction for school children and applying fluoride varnishes to protect teeth. The dental health educator also does classroom presentations on dental health topics, including special presentations during Dental Health Month.
The Children’s Oral Health Initiative (COHI) operates in all BRT6HC communities.
COHI community staff (Dental Therapist and Family Health Worker/COHI aide) seek to prevent tooth decay and improve oral health for children and their parents/caregivers by providing:
Tooth decay is a serious health issue. The average rate of tooth decay in BRT6HC communities is 2-3 times higher than the average tooth decay for children in the general Saskatchewan population.
Parents and caregivers can help protect their children’s dental health by:
In case of a dental emergency, call the Battlefords Union Hospital at 306-446-6600 and ask for the on-call dentist.