What: Dental Screenings for children 0-5
When: Tuesday, August 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Shasta Family Justice Center, 1670 Market Street (Suite 300), Redding, CA
The Shasta Healthy Smiles Oral Health Program will be providing FREE dental screenings and fluoride varnish application services to young children up to age 5 at the Shasta Family Justice Center located at 1670 Market Street, Suite 300 in downtown Redding on Tuesday, August 9 from 10 am – 2 pm. The dental screening also qualifies as a kindergarten dental assessment.
Assembly Bill 1433, passed in 2005, requires children entering kindergarten receive a dental screening.
Too many children in Shasta County have limited access to dental services and suffer needlessly from tooth decay. A dental screening can help identify if a child is in need of dental treatment and fluoride varnish helps strengthen the enamel of the teeth, making the teeth more resistant to tooth decay. A dental screening does not take the place of regular dental visits. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children see the dentist for check-ups and cleanings at 6-month intervals starting at age 1.
The Shasta Healthy Smiles Oral Health Program’s dental screening and fluoride varnish services are funded by First 5 Shasta. For more information contact Megan L. Johnson, Oral Health Program Coordinator, at 229-8431 or by email at email@example.com.
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