Oral Health for School-Age Children

In younger children, baby teeth are very important. Yes, baby teeth will eventually fall out, however, they help your child pronounce words and eat nutritious food to grow healthy and strong. Pretty soon, your child’s adult teeth will start to come in. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cavities are the most common childhood disease in the United States, even though they are preventable.

The next time you visit your dentist, ask about fluoride varnish or dental sealants for your child’s teeth. Sealants and fluoride varnish are covered services under Medi-Cal.