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Prince George’s County Health Department Offering Free Dental Screenings From Children

This story comes to us from Dellia Williams:

Free dental screenings for children 0 to 18 years of age will be offered at the Cheverly Health Center on a walk-in basis.  Throughout the month of February, in celebration of National Children’s Dental Health Month, Prince George’s County Health Department’s Dental Health program will offer free screenings to children 0 to 18 years of age. 

 

“Parents will learn when their child should have their first dental visit, ways to prevent early childhood cavities, proper brushing and flossing techniques, and how smoking affects teeth,” said Donald Shell, M.D., M.A., Health Officer. “It’s important for residents to know that if their mouth and teeth are in poor health, other parts of their body may be in poor health also.  The health of our mouth and teeth is connected to the health of the rest of our body.” 

 

“Children’s teeth are meant to last a lifetime, and a healthy smile is important to a child’s self-esteem.  With proper care, a balanced diet and regular dental visits, their teeth can remain healthy and strong,” said Dr. Debony Hughes, Dental Health Program Chief. 

 

For more information about oral health programs and services available in Prince Georges County, please visit the Prince Georges County Health Department Dental webpage at http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/Government/AgencyIndex/Health/dentalhealth.asp and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Oral Health website at www.fha.state.md.us/oralhealth/ or contact the Dental Health Program at the Cheverly Health Center at (301) 583-5900.

 

For more information on dental health, please visit these websites:

www.ada.org

www.ada.org/public/games

www.deamontesdentalproject.org

www.mouthpower.org

www.oralhealthamerica.org

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