Dental / Oral Health
WHO IT’S FOR:
- Families with young children (birth to age 5)
- Pregnant women
WHY IT MATTERS:
Tooth decay is the most common health problem faced by young children. Cavities can make it hard for kids to eat, speak and learn. And untreated tooth decay can lead to more serious health issues. The good news is that tooth decay is 100 percent preventable.
Programs also serve expectant mothers. Problems with your teeth and gums can be worse during pregnancy, and they can affect your baby’s health.
WHAT IT IS:
First Things First supports dental/oral health programs in many parts of Arizona to help families with young children prevent tooth decay and keep their little ones healthy and smiling. Programs are free.
- Have your child’s teeth and gums checked by an oral health professional.
- Protect their teeth with fluoride.
- Learn how you can care for your child’s teeth and prevent tooth decay at home.
- Get help finding a dentist for your family if you need one.
These services may be offered at local child care centers, preschools, pregnancy classes, shelters or other convenient locations. Contact the dental/oral health program available in your area to find out more.
LOOK FOR SIMILAR PROGRAMS IN:
- Well-Child Care