Cavities, also known as dental caries, are the number one preventable chronic disease affecting young children today. Caring for a child’s baby teeth is important, as baby teeth are essential for chewing, speech development, and holding spaces for adult teeth. In an effort to connect families with young children in Flint and Genesee County to a dental home that will provide consistent care for every child’s teeth, the Greater Flint Health Coalition’s Children’s Oral Health Task Force, in partnership with the Genesee District Dental Society, has released the updated Genesee County Dentist Referral Guide for Infants & Toddlers.
The Genesee County Dentist Referral Guide for Infants & Toddlers lists 57 dental practices that accept Healthy Kids Dental and see patients for the Age One dental exam, providing families with the information to confidently connect their young children to a dental home. The dental home supports families with regular check-ups and cleanings while providing them with a dentist to call for injuries to their child’s mouth or teeth.
The Genesee County Dentist Referral Guide for Infants & Toddlers is free for Genesee County residents and healthcare providers and may be ordered by contacting the Greater Flint Health Coalition at firstname.lastname@example.org or 810-232-2228. The Genesee County Dentist Referral Guide for Infants & Toddlers can be viewed online at www.gfhc.org/Dentists.