Tooth decay is one of the most common preventable diseases in children. Dental disease can occur in very young children - nearly 4 out of 10 children have cavities by the time they enter kindergarten. Children often visit pediatricians, family physicians, and general physicians early in life for routine health care before visiting a dentist. This program hopes to increase early recognition of disease and prevention through training dental and non-dental health professionals.
The "Bright Smiles for Babies" Program targets children from birth to three years old at highest risk for dental decay and includes:
We would like to thank the North Carolina Dental Screening and Varnish Project "Into the Mouths of Babes" for their generous assistance and support in the development of this program.
For more information:
Bright Smiles for Babies
Phone: (804) 864-7782
Fax: (804) 864-7783
Dental Health Program
109 Governor St., 8th Flr., Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (804) 864-7775 • FAX: (804) 864-7783