Dental Care

Children's Fluoride Varnish Program

MMDHD Kids Oral HealthTooth decay in children is a widespread preventable disease. Children as young as 12 to 18 months can get cavities. Cavities in baby teeth can cause pain and even prevent children from being able to eat, speak, sleep and learn properly. Implementing proven strategies, such as fluoride varnish, has potential to prevent a significant burden of disease. Mid-Michigan District Health Department's Fluoride Varnish Program targets children age 0 to 5 during their Women, Infants and Children (WIC) appointments. During these appointments, children may receive a dental screening and/or fluoride varnish treatment, oral health tools and education.

Resources & Information

• From 'Drool to School': When Should Your Child First See A Dentist?
• Clinton County Healthy Kids Dentists
• Gratiot County Healthy Kids Dentists
• Montcalm County Healthy Kids Dentists
• How Does Fluoride Work (Infographic)?
• Fluoride Varnish
• Community Water Fluoridation FAQ's

Dental Clinics

MMDHD MDCD Partner

MCDC provides dental services to Medicaid enrollees and low-income, uninsured residents throughout Michigan. MCDC offers dental services for adults and children, from regular checkups and cleanings to oral surgery.

St. Johns Community-Based Dental Center

The St. Johns Community-Based Dental Center Accepts:

  • Low income, uninsured individuals whose income level is at or below 200% of the Federal poverty level at reduced fees

Montcalm Area Community-Based Dental Center-Sidney

The Montcalm Area Community-Based Dental Center Accepts:

  • Low income, uninsured individuals whose income level is at or below 200% of the Federal poverty level at reduced fees

 

MMDHD is Proud to Partner with MCDC

Mid-Michigan District Health Department is proud to partner with My Community Dental Care (MCDC). MCDC is a network of community health dental centers that resemble private practices providing timely, much-needed services to a greater number of people.