Oral Health for School-Age Children

Baby teeth are very important! Yes, baby teeth will someday fall out, however, they help your child say words and eat healthy food to grow and be strong. Pretty soon your child’s adult teeth will start to come in.

You can stop cavities from forming in your child’s mouth. Fluoride varnish, dental sealants and brushing can help stop cavities.

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.

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Seal today to prevent decay!

Watch this video to learn about the importance of molar sealants.

Medi-Cal Dental Benefits

Below are free or low-cost services covered by Medi-Cal for children (5-12):

  • Dental exams (every 6 months)
  • X-rays
  • Teeth cleaning (every 6 months)
  • Fluoride varnish (every 6 months)
  • Molar sealants
  • Fillings
  • Root canals
  • Tooth removal
  • Emergency services
  • Outpatient services
  • Sedation (if medically necessary)