Illinois youngsters obtained free dental exams on Saturday, September 10, at Malcolm X Faculty in Chicago.
The occasion was a part of Delta Dental of Illinois Basis’s Dentist By 1 program, which educates mother and father and caregivers about good oral well being habits and the advantages of beginning dental visits early. Since 2012, Dentist By 1 occasions have raised consciousness in regards to the significance of early dental visits and supplied free dental exams. Up to now, 439 Illinois youngsters have been handled by way of the Dentist By 1 program.
About 76% of youngsters attending this 12 months’s occasion had by no means been to a dentist earlier than, and 14% had cavities.
Scheduling a dental go to by age 1 permits a baby and guardian to determine a relationship with their dentist. It additionally units the muse for normal visits and good oral well being habits.
On the occasion, volunteer dental groups from Illinois dental practices supplied free preventive and diagnostic providers, together with dental cleanings, exams, fluoride remedies, sealants and X-rays. Every baby who attended the occasion additionally obtained an oral well being package with a toothbrush, toothpaste, floss and a dental care tutorial sheet.
For extra details about Dentist By 1, go to dentistby1.com/Illinois.