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  Oral Health and Dental Caries Prevention In School Children

Public Health Ontario is proud to present our latest Evidence Brief, health and dental caries prevention in school children.

According to the Canadian Health Measures Survey conducted from 2007-2009, over half of Canadian children and adolescents aged 6 to 19 years old are affected by dental caries. Dental caries are preventable and can theoretically be controlled by altering bacterial flora in the mouth, modifying diet, increasing acid resistance of teeth, or reversing demineralization.

This Evidence Brief investigates what dental/oral hygiene program delivery models are most effective at preventing dental caries in school-aged children. This includes descriptions of prevention activities, intervention settings and service providers.