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Shoshone students can receive dental sealants

Source: Times-News | February 3rd, 2019
Location: United States, Idaho
Industry type: Delta Dental

SHOSHONE — Shoshone Elementary and Middle schools 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.

The program will be at Shoshone Elementary beginning Thursday for first- and second-graders and at Shoshone Middle beginning Thursday for seventh- and eighth-graders.

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 Shoshone 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/shoshone-students-can-receive-dental-sealants/article_150c7656-6d90-597a-b22e-9bb53ba0f0ca.html