A student receives dental sealants at a Delta Dental clinic.

BUHL — Buhl Middle School, Popplewell Elementary School in Buhl and Wendell Middle School 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.

  • Buhl Middle School: beginning Tuesday — seventh- and eighth-graders
  • Popplewell Elementary: beginning Dec. 5 — first- and second-graders
  • Wendell Middle School: beginning Dec. 13 — seventh- and eighth-graders

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 those schools and have a parent or guardian sign a health history and permission form — available from the schools.

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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