local oral health program (lohp)
The Kings County Oral Health Program is for all families in Kings County to have the resources they need to prevent oral disease, for all children and youth in Kings County to have a dental home that provides both preventative and comprehensive restorative care, and for Kings County to have a coordinated infrastructure to promote oral health as an essential component of overall health.
Did you know fluoride helps rebuild and strengthen tooth enamel that has been weakened by the bacteria that causes cavities?
Local Oral Health Program Tips:
Brush your teeth two times a day for 2 minutes with fluoride toothpaste.
Floss in between your teeth at least once a day.
Visit the dentist 2 times per year.
About Kids’ Teeth https://www.2min2x.org/about-kids-teeth/index.html
Fluoride Benefits both children and adults, English https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/f/fluoride
Fluoride Benefits both children and adults, Spanish https://www.mouthhealthy.org/es-MX/az-topics/f/fluoride
Dental Sealants Prevent Cavities https://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/dental-sealants/index.html
Forms and Links:
California Department of Public Health: Office of Oral Health https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CCDPHP/DCDIC/CDCB/Pages/OralHealthProgram/OralHealthProgram.aspx
Have Medi-Cal and need to find a dentist in your area? Visit https://smilecalifornia.org/ or call 1-800-322-6384
Medi-Cal Has Dental Covered https://smilecalifornia.org/
For more information contact:
Araceli Gomez, Health Educator
Desk: (559) 852-4991
Address: 330 Campus Drive Hanford, CA 93230