Fluoride Action Network

Oregon Trail Elementary students can receive dental sealants

December 30th, 2018
Location: United States, Idaho
Industry type: Delta Dental

TWIN FALLS — Oregon Trail Elementary School first- and second-graders are scheduled to receive free dental sealants and fluoride varnish to help prevent cavities, beginning Jan. 8, 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 Oregon Trail Elementary 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/oregon-trail-elementary-students-can-receive-dental-sealants/article_60f7007f-ad4a-569a-a99e-35db371bbc30.html