The Marion County Public Well being Division will host dental clinics for kids and youth all through February.
The clinics are free for Marion County residents ages 1 by means of 18. Dental companies will embody exams, X-rays, cleanings, sealants and fluoride functions. Providers can be found by appointment and pressing walk-ins are welcome earlier than 10 a.m.
The clinics can be supplied at 4 totally different places within the following weeks:
Saturday, Feb. 11
1650 Dental Clinic
1650 N. School Ave.
Monday, Feb. 20
Forest Manor Dental
3840 N. Sherman Drive
Monday, Feb. 20
Cottage Nook Dental
1434 Shelby Avenue
Saturday, Feb. 25
Blackburn Dental Clinic
2700 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue
The objective of the clinics is to advertise the advantages of fine oral well being to youngsters and their caregivers, mentioned Dr. Tonya Stewart, director of dental well being on the Marion County Public Well being Division, in a information launch.
“Good dental well being begins at a younger age, and we would like youngsters to study the significance of brushing and flossing as lifelong habits for wholesome enamel,” Stewart mentioned.
Stewart mentioned tooth decay is frequent in youngsters and is preventable.
“Kids ought to see a dentist by age one, then get common check-ups,” Stewart mentioned. “Adults play an vital position in establishing wholesome dental habits in children.”
The well being division says ideas for good dental well being embody brushing enamel twice a day, flossing day by day, limiting sugary drinks and common dental visits.
For extra details about the clinics, contact the Marion County Well being Division’s dental program at 317-221-2329.