FAQ - Dental Seal-A-Smile (SBHC)

"Seal A Smile" Facts & FAQ

 

Did you know???

 

  • In the US, children miss about 52 million hours of school each year because of dental problems.
  • Poor oral health and untreated oral diseases and conditions can largely affect the ability to learn.
  • 90% of decay in children's permanent teeth occurs on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, sealants serve as a physical barrier to the bacteria that cause decay

Kenosha Community Health Center is offering a preventative dental sealant program in your school for all children in 2nd,3rd, and 5th grade.  A Dentist (DDS) and a dental hygienist (RDH) will come to your school to provide this program. 

Our program will visit your school three times throughout the year providing fluoride varnish applications with this exam.

An overview of the SBHC program can be found by clicking here.

Below are Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) we think will help you understand our services and how to contact us.

If you have a question for something for which you do not see an answer, please call us at the number at the top of this webpage.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What exactly does this program offer for my child?

 

 

  • Dental sealants.
  • Fluoride varnish.
  • Tooth brushing instructions and oral health education.
  • FREE toothbrush and toothpaste.
  • A letter sent home explaining what services were done and suggestions for further treatment.

 

 

What is a sealant?

 

 

  • A sealant is a thin, tooth colored; plastic coating that is painted on a tooth to help prevent cavities from forming.
  • Your child will be checked to determine which teeth can have sealants; sealants will be done that same day.

 

 

What if my child already has sealants?

 

 

  • Our Dentist will check your child’s sealants, and replace or repair those that may no longer be there.

 

 

What is fluoride varnish?

 

 

  • Fluoride varnish is topical gel that is painted onto the teeth, making them stronger.
  • Your child will receive three applications throughout the school year.

 

 
 

 

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KENOSHA COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER, INC is a Deemed facility by The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), in accordance with the Federally Supported Health Centers Assistance Act (FSHCAA), as amended, sections 224(g)-(n) of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, U.S.C. §§ 233(g)-(n). As such, KCHC is an employee of the PHS, for the purposes of section 224.

Kenosha Community Health Center, Admin Bldg, 625 57th Street, Ste. 700, Kenosha, WI 53140
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