TWIN FALLS-A clinic to provide dental sealants and fluoride treatments for children age 6-14 will be held Saturday, December 1st, at the College of Southern Idaho (CSI).
The clinic is sponsored by the CSI Dental Hygiene Program in partnership with South Central Public Health District (SCPHD). The clinic will run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Dental Clinic at CSI’s Health Science and Human Services building located at 397 North College Road.
The services are offered at a reduced fee of $5 per quadrant with a maximum cost of $20. All services are provided by the dental hygiene students supervised by a dentist.
Sealants are a simple and effective way to prevent the most common type of tooth decay in molar teeth. The chewing surfaces of molars have many deep pits and fissures (grooves) in which cavity-causing bacteria hide. These pits and fissures are hard to clean with a toothbrush. Sealants are plastic coatings that are painted on the teeth to seal the pits and fissures to help prevent tooth decay.