Fact: 8 Out of 10 Nevada Children Suffer with
Untreated Tooth Decay.
These children endure worsening oral health decay because they simply have no choice. They don’t have access to preventive or general dentistry for three main reasons:
In desperation, many turn to hospital emergency rooms for relief. These costly visits cost our community an estimated $4 million/year.
Since ERs aren’t designed for dental emergencies, many children leave with prescription medications to relieve pain or infection. But their tooth decay still exists.
Healthy Smile Healthy Child services include preventive care to help children maintain healthy teeth and gums. Thus minimizing future and costly treatment later.
We provide no-cost to low-cost dental care to northern Nevada’s at-risk youth 18-years of age and younger. Children who are uninsured, with Medicaid or Nevada Check Up. We’re the largest program in Nevada serving uninsured children.
*To apply, please call to make an appointment or for more information at 775.982.7989 or email Sandra.Gutierrez@nndhp.org
*Para aplicar, por favor llame para programar una cita ó para más información al 775.982.7989 ó email Sandra.Gutierrez@nndhp.org
Oral health affects your whole body’s health. Because as bacteria grows, it weakens your immune system. This can worsen existing health issues and increase risk of chronic diseases like diabetes and even cancer.
As children eat less, their bodies don’t get the nutrients needed to fight off their growing bacteria load. In time, this can lead to chronic diseases.
HSHC not only helps children regain their dental health, we make a real difference in their lives.
See what the children say.