Frequently Asked Questions

My child regularly visits a dentist, should I still sign up?
Yes, it's an extra set of eyes looking out for the oral health of your child and preventing cavities between dental visits. Your child will receive an oral health screening, sealants (if necessary), fluoride varnish, and the ever popular goody bag. Our in-school program provides students with the opportunity to receive this care at no cost without taking much time away from the classroom.
The DentaCare program does not take the place of going to the dentist, but it can help improve the dental health of your child with the convenience of in-school care. 
What are Cavities?
Cavities are holes (compromised tooth surfaces)that develop on teeth  by improper oral hygiene and/or unhealthy food choices. These holes are due to bacteria that are produced through acids in our food creating plaque- a layer of germ-filled slimy substance. It is very important to keep up with good brushing and flossing habits to keep your teeth looking beautiful and strong for years to come!
What are Dental Sealants?
According to CDC, dental sealants are thin plastic coatings that are applied to the grooves on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth to protect them from tooth decay. Most tooth decay in children and teens occurs on these surfaces. Sealants protect the chewing surfaces from tooth decay by keeping germs and food particles out of these grooves. They are quick, easy and pain-free to place on the chewing surfaces of your mouth and coat your teeth like a barrier against bacteria.
What is Fluoride Varnish?
Fluoride varnish is a colorless gel made up of concentrated fluoride. It helps prevent tooth decay by making the tooth more resistant to acid attacks from plaque bacteria and sugars in the mouth. It can also reverse early decay.