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Hansen students can receive sealants beginning Tuesday

Source: Times-News | March 27th, 2019
Location: United States, Idaho
Industry type: Delta Dental

HANSEN — Beginning Tuesday, Hansen elementary first- and second-graders and middle school seventh- and eighth-graders are scheduled to receive free dental sealants and fluoride varnish to help prevent cavities, as part of Delta Dental of Idaho’s Grins-on-the-Go program.

Dental sealants fill the deep grooves of the back teeth where 90 percent of cavities occur. Fluoride varnish helps protect the smooth surfaces of teeth.

To receive these free cavity-prevention treatments, children must attend Hansen schools and have a parent or guardian sign a health history and permission form — available from the schools.

Grins-on-the-Go clinics take place on-site at schools. There is no cost for the service; Medicaid or private insurance is not billed.

For more information, call Delta Dental Community Outreach at 208-489-3541.

*Original article online at https://magicvalley.com/news/local/hansen-students-can-receive-sealants-beginning-tuesday/article_bd25ee1c-0894-5bc4-9082-1876cb64c185.html