For Immediate Release
FLINT, MICH. (Jan. 28, 2019) – Hamilton Community Health Network’s (HCHN) three dental clinics will be seeing only children on Monday, February 18th from 8:30AM to 5:00PM for the Annual Kid’s Dental Health Day. It’s a day dedicated to making sure children from one tooth to 17 years of age have healthy smiles in Genesee County and surrounding communities.
Each clinic will provide routine dental exams, sealants, fluoride and more. This dental visit will be a fun day for kids, with activities, raffles, prizes and a visit from Doc McStuffins! Mott Community College students will also volunteer by providing face painting for the kids.
Parents are encouraged to call 810-406-4246 to make an appointment for their children on Kid’s Dental Health Day at one of the following locations:
- Burton Dental Clinic (G-3375 S. Saginaw Street, Burton, MI 48529)
- Dental North Clinic (5399 N. Saginaw Street, Flint, MI 48505)
- Main Dental Clinic (2900 N. Saginaw Street, Flint, MI 48505)
“While your kids are young, they are impressionable,” says Hamilton’s Director of Dental Services, Dr. Miriam Parker, DDS. “As a parent, if you take your kids to the dentist regularly, taking care of their teeth will become habit as they grow up. During Kid’s Dental Health Day, our dental staff makes sure children and parents understand how to keep their young smiles healthy.”
Hamilton’s Annual Kid’s Dental Health Day happens in February during National Children’s Dental Health Month, recognized by the American Dental Association. This year’s theme is, “Brush and clean in between to build a healthy smile.”
Most of HCHN’s dental patients live in the city of Flint, where the water crisis continues. Many residents have to rely on bottled water for their drinking source. While they are not utilizing fluoride from a treated water source, they are prone to see an increase in tooth decay. This is why dental treatments are more important, especially for children, whose teeth are still developing.
“Children’s teeth are meant to last a lifetime,” explains Dr. Parker. “Healthy teeth can also help with self-esteem. If we teach them the importance of proper care and regular dental visits, they’ll enjoy their teeth for a very long time.”