Mighty Mouth School Based Dental Program
Mighty Mouth is a school-based prevention and education dental program
that targets children in pre-school through sixth grade throughout Sonoma County.
The goal of Mighty Mouth is to improve the oral health status of Sonoma
County school children. Mighty Mouth increases the students’ knowledge
of oral health, encourages responsibility for their oral health, teaches
and reinforces good oral hygiene habits, and identifies and refers children
in need of dental treatment. If there is a high number of treatment needs
at a school site, St. Joseph Mobile Dental Clinic will provide dental
treatment at that school site.
Mighty Mouth provides:
- dental screenings
- fluoride treatments
- tooth brushing and flossing instructions
- classroom oral health and nutrition education
- dental sealants
One of our most popular presentations, Rethink your Drink, brings awareness
of the staggering amount of sugar present in many popular sodas and sports
drinks. The children are surprised to see that drinks they thought were
“healthy” (many ice tea brands or juices, for example) actually
have an unhealthy and cavity-producing amount of sugar.
In 2016, Mighty Mouth brought their program of dental care and education
to 19 schools throughout Sonoma County serving over 6,500 school-age children.
For more information please call 707-547-2221.