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Why Schools Are the Ideal Setting for Dental Care

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In many low-income communities, a common-sense sentiment is being applied to schools that are looking to improve the dental care of their students. Schools present an ideal opportunity for implementing a preventative intervention system to educate children about their oral health and how to maintain it.

Dental Care in Schools

Kids from low-income areas have been shown to experience disparities in oral disease as well as access to proper oral health care. In this school-centric approach, the goal is about preventing oral health problems from occurring in the first place, eliminating the need for treatment. These school-centered strategies help enable communities to teach children about dental disease prevention, early identification of risk, the promotion of oral health, and targeted treatment if deemed necessary.

Tackling subpar oral healthcare habits and the problem of tooth decay is one of the main issues that occur in childhood. School-Based Health Alliances provide a range of dental health services including oral healthcare among other things. The goal of these organizations is to increase the prevention and control of oral diseases, injuries, and conditions while providing preventative oral health care.

Here at Firestone Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, we put an emphasis on education and prevention of oral health issues for your children. To make an appointment for your child to receive a dental cleaning and a checkup, please contact our Firestone, Colorado children’s dental office today.

Posted on Mar 23, 2020
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