Oral Health for Adults
It is important to take care of your oral health at every stage in life. If you do not take care of your oral health, you can be at risk for certain disease such as cavities or gum disease (periodontal disease). These diseases can lead to other health issues if not taken care of. Below are some tips for taking care of your oral health. And remember, tooth decay and periodontal disease are completely preventable.
Avoid Smoking and Sugary Drinks
Try to avoid smoking or vaping, limit alcohol beverages and sugary drinks. Drinking plenty of water instead of sugary drinks can help stop cavities from forming.
Need help paying for dental treatment?
There are clinics in the Inland Empire that offer treatment for FREE or a low cost regardless of ability to pay. Find a list of dental clinics in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties below. The lists include location, phone number and types of insurance accepted.
Medi-Cal has dental covered
Watch this video to learn more about your Medi-Cal dental benefit.
Medi-Cal Dental Benefits
The Medi‑Cal Dental Program provides the following free or low-cost services for adults:
- Dental exams (every 12 months)
- Teeth cleaning (every 12 months)
- Scaling and root planing
- Fluoride varnish (every 12 months)
- Root canals
- Partial and full dentures
- Denture relines
- Tooth removal
- Emergency services
- Sedation (if medically necessary)
Funded by the California Department of Public Health under contract #22-10191