|Restorative (e.g. cavities, crowns, bridges)||Maintenance (e.g. checkups, teeth cleaning)||Dental extractions||Flouride treatment||Orthodontics (e.g. braces)**||Urgent care (dental problems requiring immediate attention)*|
|Age 6 to 8 years||41.9||70.1||10.1||24.7||2.7||1.7|
|Age 9 to 11 years||41.9||71.1||7.5||21.6||14.3||2.1|
*Interpret with caution
**6 to 8 years: interpret with caution
Source: CICH graphic created using data adapted from the First Nations Regional Longitudinal Health Survey (RHS) 2008/10, National report on adults, youth and children living in First Nations Communities.
In 2008/2010, approximately 70% of First Nations children aged 6 to 11 years living on reserve needed maintenance dental care – e.g., checkups or cleaning.
42% of 6 to 8 year olds and 9 to 11 year olds saw a dentist for restorative work, e.g., cavities.
That was up from 35% for 6 to 8 year olds and 30% for 9 to 11 year olds in 2002/2003.
In 2008/2010, 10% of 6 to 8 year olds had tooth extractions, as did 8% of 9 to 11 year olds.