Treasure Coast Community Health serves needy Dodgertown students

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Dental professionals with TCCH work on an student at Dodgertown Elementary School. Photo provided

In collaboration with Dodgertown Elementary School’s Dental Day, Treasure Coast Community Health (TCCH), a partner in the Community Partnership School, provided dental screenings and services on Saturday, Dec. 11.

Students and their families also enjoyed free food, face painting, music, STEAM projects, and games.

TCCH dentists and hygienists completed 31 cleanings and varnishes, three extractions, five fillings, and 30 sealants. Sealants are protective seals on top of permanent molars that are used as a preventative measure against cavities and future tooth decay.

TCCH believes that a healthy community is an educated community. Providing access to dental health services early on can help improve a child’s overall health and wellbeing. Removing barriers to health services allows the youth of the community to focus on receiving their education rather than dealing with the disruption of poor oral health.

“Early preventative care and teaching the importance of dental hygiene at a young age helps prevent tooth decay and cavities, letting students focus on their education,” TCCH Dental Manager Kim Platt said, “which is why this type of outreach and kids educational health is important.”

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