Smile, the mobile dentist is coming…

MARTIC is hosting Mobile Dentists & Smile programs on March 9, 2010.

We invited Mobile Dentists to bring its preventive dental care program to our school because we know how important good oral health is to our children’s overall general health.

We know that tooth decay is the most common chronic and infectious disease among children,” state Margo Woll, D.D.S. and Marcy Borofsky, D.D.S., co-directors of Smile Programs-Mobile Dentists. “We also know poor oral health causes other problems in children, such as diminished growth in toddlers, poor nutrition due to difficulty eating and an increase in bacteria in the blood and respiratory systems.”

A publication from the Centers for Disease Control states:  “Children receiving dental sealants in school-based programs have 60% fewer new decayed pit and fissure surfaces in back teeth for up to 2-5 years after a single application. Among children, 90% of decay is in the pit and fissures.”

Mobile Dentists will set up a mini-dental office in our building provides dental examinations, cleanings and fluoride treatments for children with completed forms. Children with Medicaid and with most private insurance also get xrays and sealants (if needed).

Mobile Dentists can provide services to families who need financial assistance and it has subsidized fees for those who chose to pay for the preventive care.

Signing up your children to see the Mobile Dentists team is an easy way to get necessary preventive dental care.  If you want your child to see the dentist on “Shine Your Smile Day,” please complete the application that will be sent home in January and return to the school no later than  2/2/2010.

You can learn more about Mobile Dentists/Smile Program by going to its website: www.mobiledentists.com and watching the short video about its preventive dental care program.