A student receives dental sealants at a Delta Dental clinic.

TWIN FALLS — Perrine Elementary School first- and second-graders are scheduled to receive free dental sealants and fluoride varnish to help prevent cavities as part of Delta Dental of Idaho’s Grins-on-the-Go program starting Tuesday.

Dental sealants fill the deep grooves of the back teeth where 90 percent of cavities occur.

Fluoride varnish helps protect the smooth surfaces of teeth.

To receive these free cavity-prevention treatments, children must attend Perrine Elementary and have a parent or guardian sign a health history and permission form — available from the school.

Grins-on-the-Go clinics take place on-site at schools. There is no cost for the service; Medicaid or private insurance is not billed.

For more information, call Delta Dental Community Outreach at 208-489-3541.

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