SMILE NEVADA COUNTY
The Nevada County Oral Health Program has the objective of educating our community about the importance of oral health, and to help the public access oral health resources.
Oral Health refers to the health of the entire mouth including tooth decay, gum disease, chronic oral pain, oral cancer, and other conditions that affect the mouth and throat.
PARENTS AND EDUCATORS
HEALTHY CHILDREN ARE
READY TO LEARN
Tooth decay and caries is the most
common chronic childhood disease.
School readiness is more than just cognitive development. Physical health is also important.
Learn about the
Kindergarten Oral Health Assessment (KOHA),
and get the forms you need to
meet the State requirement.
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 it is preventable.
Pregnancy causes hormonal changes that boost the risk of developing gum disease which, in turn, can affect the health of your developing baby. Oral Health is especially important during this time.
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.
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