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Free dental clinic sends kids back-to-school with a smile

Posted at 4:38 AM, Jul 15, 2016

The Florida Department of Health is bringing back it's back-to-school dental clinic this weekend to help sends kids back to class with a healthy smile.

On Saturday, July 16, the clinic will provide free dental exams and X-rays for children ages 4-18.

"Dental hygiene is the prevention for tooth decay. If that's not being kept up with, a child can develop tooth decay or periodontal conditions that can be very painful," says DOH Senior Dentist Haychell Saraydar.

Appointments are not needed. Children will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis. A parent or guardian must be with the child in need of dental care.

The free dental clinic is at 6350 76th Ave N. Doors open Saturday at 8am.

For more information visit: www.PinellasHealth.com or call (727)-824-6900.