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Murtaugh students set to receive free dental sealants

Source: Times-News | April 13th, 2018
Location: United States, Idaho
Industry type: Delta Dental

MURTAUGH — Murtaugh Elementary School and Murtaugh Middle School 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, beginning April 24.

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 the Murtaugh schools and have a parent or guardian sign a health history and permission form. Forms are 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/murtaugh-students-set-to-receive-free-dental-sealants/article_86955b7e-9587-535b-a779-ca36b2d8b3b8.html