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.