Free Dental Clinics for Children Offered in February

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 2, 2016



INDIANAPOLIS – February is National Children's Dental Health Month, and the Marion County Public Health Department wants to encourage kids to begin healthy habits at a young age. The health department’s Dental Services program is offering children-only hours at four of its dental clinic sites in the month of February.



During the visit, children ages 1 to 18 can receive free preventative services which include a dental exam, cleaning, two bitewing x-rays and a fluoride treatment – age permitting.
 


These special clinic hours are intended for children only. Please contact a specific location directly to make an appointment in advance.

Saturday, February 6

8 a.m.-Noon
Forest Manor Dental Clinic
Eskenazi Health Center Forest Manor

3840 N. Sherman Dr.

317-221-3013

Saturday, February 13
8 a.m.-Noon

Blackburn Dental Clinic
Eskenazi Health Center Blackburn

2700 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.


317-931-4301

Saturday, February 20


9 a.m.-1 p.m
Pecar Dental Clinic
Eskenazi Health Center Pecar

6940 N. Michigan Rd..

317-221-7574

Friday, February 26

8 a.m.-Noon and 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

Northeast District Health Office

Marion County Public Health Department

6042 E. 21st St.  

317-221-7397



“Kids should start seeing the dentist as soon as they have teeth,” said Tonya Stewart, D.D.S., director of Dental Services at the Marion County Public Health Department. “Regular visits at a young age help children develop a healthy smile, and adults play a significant role in establishing habits for children."



Healthy tips include brushing at least twice a day, flossing daily, eating nutritious foods, limiting the intake of sugary carbonated and acidic drinks, visiting the dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings, and wearing a mouth guard during sports.



For more information on these free dental clinics for children in February, or other dental outreach programs of the Marion County Public Health Department, please contact Dental Services at 317-221-2329.

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Media Contact:
Curt Brantingham 
Media/Public Information Coordinator 
317-221-2316 (o) │ 317-525-7450 (c)

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