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FAQs

Question: WHEN SHOULD I TAKE MY CHILD TO THE DENTIST FOR THE FIRST CHECK-UP? Anwser : In order to prevent dental problems, your child should see a dentist when his/her first tooth appears, or no later than his/her first birthday. At FORBA associated dental centers, we see children from first tooth to age twenty. Question:…

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Effective Stewardship of Public Resources Small Smiles Dental Centers is committed to the responsible stewardship of public resources dedicated to the dental care of underserved children. Small Smiles Dental Centers maintains a detailed compliance program, employs an experienced Chief Compliance Officer, and runs an expanded Compliance Department to train, monitor, identify, formally track and follow…

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Fact Sheet

Dental Health Among Low-Income Children Children ages 6-11 from low-income families are three times more likely to have untreated tooth decay compared with children in higher income families. Compared to children in higher income families, children in low-income families are also five times more likely to have cavities, have three times the number of decayed…

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Community Based Stories

Across America, Small Smiles Dental Centers are developing partnerships in support of children’s dental health. Every day, our caregivers and staff are having an impact on dental health and wellness in their communities. ROSELAWN: A Dynamic Dental Duo RoselawnWhen Julian (left) and Jaydon (right) grow up, they want to be just like Dr. Jodi (center),…

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How To Brush

Brush back and forth in short gentle strokes with your brush at a 45-degree angle to the gums. Brush all the surfaces of the teeth. Brush inside surface of your front teeth. Keep your breath fresh and fight bacteria – use your brush on your tongue.

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How To Floss

About 18 inches of floss wrapped around your fingers will do the trick. Use your thumbs and forefingers to keep the gloss tight – insert it between the teeth. Brush inside surface of your front teeth. Curve the floss around the side of each tooth, rub very gently up an down. All of your teeth…

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THE SURGEON GENERAL HAS CALLED IT “THE SILENT EPIDEMIC” Tooth decay is the most common and chronic childhood disease, yet it is the easiest to prevent. Many dental practices limit the number of Medicaid patients – most don’t see any at all. Over 51 million school hours are missed each year due to dental related…

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