Kids may have seemed a bit nervous waiting for their appointment, but they were all smiles afterwards at the Give Kids a Smile event at the Cicero Health Department on Feb. 15. As part of National Children’s Dental Health Month, the department’s Dental Clinic provided free cleanings, dental exams, and fluoride for Cicero kids under 12 years.
“Healthy teeth not only go a long way to preventing other diseases in the future, but also provide self confidence in our children,” said Sue Grazzini, director of the Health Department.
The event allowed the department to showcase the clinic’s many dental procedures residents may be unaware of, including extractions, emergency exams, crowns, and deep cleanings. Grazzini said many residents know the health department is there for physicals and vaccinations, but the many other offerings could go unnoticed.
“We want to make sure residents know the Health Department has a large number of services we provide to our residents, sometimes at a lower cost than going to a private facility.”
The health services are a part of President Larry Dominick’s initiative to provide the best possibility for a child’s success and to ensure senior residents have the care they deserve.