The Nevada County Oral Health Program
Educating our community about the importance of oral health
Helping the public access oral health resources
What is Oral Health?
It includes the health of the entire mouth such as tooth decay, gum disease, chronic oral pain,
oral cancer, and other conditions that affect the mouth and throat.
Oral Health is an important factor of whole body health through the lifespan.
Deer Creek Elementary Kindergarteners celebrating Teeth Week during National Children's Dental Health Month.
Oral health is commonly treated separately from over all health, but it is a major component to every working system of the body. Improper care of the teeth and gums can lead to disease, from infections to cardiovascular problems. The good news is that oral health problems can be easily prevented.
Working together to prevent disease, provide support, and educate.
Screening team Jamie Hanf, Audra Ruggiero and volunteers Kirsten Valentine, DDS and Barbara DeGraw, RDH at Scotten Elementary School in Grass Valley.
PARENTS AND EDUCATORS
HEALTHY CHILDREN ARE
READY TO LEARN
Tooth decay and caries is the most
common chronic childhood disease, which is why the Kindergarten Oral Health Assessment (KOHA) is so important.
School readiness is more than just cognitive development. Physical health is also important.
and get the forms you need to
meet the State requirement.
Nature's Way to Prevent Decay.
Fluoride is a naturally occuring mineral that can help prevent tooth decay. It's properties make the tooth enamel more resistant to attacking acids.
Fluoridation of community water supplies is the single most effective measure to prevent tooth decay.
Nevada County does not have fluoridated water, making our community high-risk for dental problems.