Smile Generation-approved Offices put on Presentations about Oral Health in Texas, Arizona and California
“Tooth decay affects more than one-fourth of U.S. children aged 2–5 years and half of those aged 12–15 years. About half of all children and two-thirds of adolescents aged 12–19 years from lower-income families have had decay.” This was one of the findings in a study by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Now more than ever, teaching proper oral health habits to children in their early years is of utmost importance. Simple measures, such as brushing and flossing regularly, and getting fluoride treatments, have proven effective in preventing oral diseases. In line with the celebration of National Children’s Oral Health Month, several of our Smile Generation-approved offices are conducting Oral Health Presentations in different schools and community centers.
In Texas, Sugar Land Modern Dentistry & Orthodontics and My Kid’s Dentist recently did a presentation Primrose School, and for the Fluor Daniel Corporation at Girlfriends and Giggles. They will also be presenting at First Baptist Academy on February 16th.
At Every Kid’s Dentist in Arizona, offices in Peoria, Desert Ridge, Laveen, Casa Grande, Queen Creek , Phoenix and Tempe are doing presentations all month long. Recently, Every Kid’s Dentist in Peoria, participated in the City of Peoria’s 100th Birthday event at the Centennial Park in Downtown Peoria. They handed out toothbrush kits, Frisbees and other promotional items. Some children even took turns practicing brushing Dudley the Dragon’s teeth.
Also in Arizona, Every Kid’s Dentist in Laveen, participated in the Scooptacular Family Fun Safety Event. Scooptacular, a local ice cream shop, hosted the event in the parking lot. The Laveen Police Department was present as was McGruff the Crime Dog. Children took turns spinning the EKD prize wheel for some neat prizes like Frisbees, and water bottles. Toothbrush kits were also handed out.
Here are their next stops. The Every Kid’s Dentist teams in Arizona will be conducting dental health presentations at these schools on corresponding dates.
2/13 Desert Harbor
2/15 Toltec Harbor
2/16 Copper Canyon Elementary
2/17: Cambridge Academy East
2/21: Paseo Hills Elementary
2/22: Bridges Preschool
2/27: Sierra School
2/28: Paseo Hills
2/29: Brisas Kid’s Club
Meanwhile in San Diego, Tierrasanta Dental Group and Stonecrest Dental Group are offering free fluoride for all pediatric patients at no charge to them or their insurance for the month of February. Dr. Katayoun Afshar and office manager Kevin Schieffer will be at Christ Church Day School to donate 100 toothbrushes on Thursday, February 23rd.