The Arkansas Department of Health’s Office of Oral Health will supply oral health kits to the Arkansas State Library to share with partner libraries statewide

Fort Smith, Ark. – According to the state officials, Community Health Promotion Specialists and Community Health Nurse Specialists will offer oral health education activities and oral health kits to public schools.

Tooth and mouth pain in childhood not only affects the mouth. It also leads to missed school days, impacting learning and academic success.

Poor oral health in childhood has also been linked to increased risk factors for artery hardening in adulthood.

Brushing teeth and flossing daily are the simplest ways to prevent oral problems such as tooth decay and gum disease.

Regular dental visits are also necessary to fix oral health issues that may develop.

The mission of the ADH Office of Oral Health is to ensure lifelong oral health for all Arkansans.

This involves primary prevention, education, accessible and culturally competent community-based oral health care, and informed policy development.

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