Bellin clinics offering kids free fluoride treatments

12/12/2008

OCONTO FALLS — Bellin Health Family Medical Center-Oconto Falls will hold a free fluoride treatment clinic for children age 1 through 17.

The clinic will take place from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Dec 29. Registration is required.

Two other Bellin clinics also will hold free fluoride treatment sessions. Family Medical Center-Suring will offer an 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. session on Tuesday, Dec. 30. Family Medical Center-Oconto will hold a clinic from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 30.

Fluoride has substantial benefits in the prevention of tooth decay. It helps deter tooth decay by better protecting teeth against acidic damage from plaque bacteria and sugars in the mouth.

The fluoride treatments take about 15 minutes. Participants at any of the three locations are encouraged to register by calling (920) 445-7373 or (888) 758-7373.