Maricopa County “First Teeth First” Program
Did you know that Maricopa County offers free oral health screenings for young kids and pregnant women? Maricopa County’s “First Teeth First” program is a public program that provides oral health screenings and fluoride varnish treatments for children five-years-old and younger, parent education and oral health screenings for expecting mothers at no cost. The oral screenings and fluoride treatments are performed by dental health professionals in the Northwest, Southwest, and Northeast Maricopa, and South Phoenix Regions in Maricopa County.
The first few years of a child’s life are a crucial time for the development of their teeth and gums. Childhood tooth decay is the number 1 chronic disease among children. It is vitally important that your child’s oral health is monitored closely and that he learns how to take care of his teeth and gums throughout his life. Also, seeing a dentist twice a year, starting as early as age 1 is a major part of a healthy mouth.
If you are pregnant, this is a crucial time to make sure your teeth and gums are healthy. Not only is it safe to visit a dentist when you’re pregnant, but it’s absolutely vital. Hormonal changes in the body that take place during pregnancy can put an expecting mother at higher risk for gum disease, and it’s important to monitor your oral health closely.
Maricopa County “First Teeth First” has 9 permanent locations throughout the Valley of the Sun, and walk-ins are welcome at all locations. Find us at any of these times and locations::
Maricopa County WIC “Avondale”
Maricopa County WIC “Thunderbird”
Maricopa County WIC “Glendale”
Maricopa County WIC “South Phoenix
” Mon-Thurs 8am-3:30pm
Maricopa County WIC “St. Mary’s”
Maricopa County WIC “Seventh Avenue”
Maricopa County WIC “Maryvale”
Maricopa County West Immunization Clinic
Maricopa County Roosevelt Immunization Clinic
Healthy teeth and gums are vitally important for both your and your child’s overall health. Call us or drop in today for a free screening.
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