Southeast District Health Department (SEDHD) and area schools have partnered together to offer the Brighter Smiles program. These visits to area schools to provide optional preventative dental services including a visual oral health screening, fluoride varnish, and dental sealants. A Registered Public Health Dental Hygienist will complete all services.
- All children screened will receive a toothbrush & toothpaste.
- Screening results will be sent home with each child.
- All children will receive education on the importance of dental health from a Registered Public Health Dental Hygienist.
Already seeing a dentist twice a year? Great! This program is an extra step in addition to that care to help fight tooth decay.
Fluoride Varnish & Dental Sealants:
A sticky, honey-like material applied to the teeth with a small brush
Strengthens tooth enamel & helps prevent tooth decay
Most effective when applied several times per year
Thin, clear coatings painted on the chewing surfaces of back teeth (if applicable)
Sealants reduce the risk of tooth decay on permanent molars by up to 80%
Sealants are painless & easy to apply