The exact location of the clinic that provides free dental help is at the St. John’s County Health Department, 1955 U.S. 1 South, Suite 100.
Good dental health is essential for overall health, and during a dental screening several issues can surface which need to be addressed immediately.
Also, during a screening the dentist providing free dental help can find certain oral health tissue malformations or sores which could be indicative of oral cancer.
It is extremely important to mention that oral cancer can go unnoticed and without any painful side effects for a long period of time.
However, the skilled eye of the dentist, even during a routine checkup can find certain abnormalities that indicate a problem. With early detection and proper treatment oral cancer can be cured.
The free dental help clinic will be held from 9:00am to 4:00pm, all week long (Monday to Friday). Patients with and without dental insurance up to 20 years old just need to show up to the free dental clinic, there is no appointment necessary.
According to Dr. Dawn Allicock who is the director and health officer of the Florida Department of Health in St. Johns County, it cannot be stressed enough how important it is to ensure that children have good oral health.
A child must have good oral health because only this way will he/she develop all the important normal physical and also social functions. Children’s performance in school is definitely weakened when the child is suffering from untreated dental pain.
Therefore, parents should take their child for the clinic to get free dental screening. The program will last until January 6. For more valuable information, please call 825-5055.