Dental Screenings

Developing good habits at an early age and scheduling regular dental visits helps children get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. Pediatric Dentists with dental students and specially trained dental assistants provide comprehensive dental care screenings for children. Our partnerships enable Hope Now to offer free children’s dental screenings and apply fluoride varnishes to prevent cavities.

"Oral health and tooth decay are ignored by many people ," said Pete Clarke, Hope Now Board Member. "Poor dental health among young children can lead to a variety of other health and developmental challenges including chronic pain, poor nutrition and distraction from learning." With tooth decay being the single most common childhood disease, five times more common than asthma, we need to ensure that all children have access to quality dental care. We want to invite children and parents to participate in our partners free dental screenings to combat dental health problems and help keep their smiles healthy and happy for years to come.”

Early detection is key to diagnosing potential tooth decay, which remains one of the most common diseases of childhood – five times as common as asthma. By age 17, more than 7 percent of children have lost a permanent tooth to decay.

Hope Now International and our community partners are here to help.