Good oral health is crucial to overall health. Research has shown that poor oral health is a risk factor for;
- Heart and lung disease
- Autoimmune diseases
- Premature-low Birth weight babies
- Reduced ability for children to thrive
- Complications with children’s education experience
The signs and symptoms of many potentially life-threatening diseases may appear in the mouth first.
The Lifesmiles Dental Health Program’s objective is to collaborate with community based groups, healthcare providers, and organizations to provide preventive dental services with goals of improving access to dental care. Lifesmiles provides services in preschools, Head Starts, schools, WIC clinics, and long-term care facilities in the Two Rivers Public Health Service area. Dental/ Oral Health education presentations are available for community events or business assemblies per request. To learn more about Lifesmiles, please call TRPHD’s Dental Health Coordinator, Roxanne Denny-Mickey, at 308-999-9065 or 888-669-7154