GREAT BAY (DCOMM):--- Community dental care will be available from the mobile dental bus once again on Tuesday, March 13 from 2.00pm to 4.30pm at the Vineyard Office Park in Philipsburg where Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a department within the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour (Ministry VSA), is located.
Dentist Hilda Guevara will be volunteering her time to carry out the consultations.
Dental caries or cavities can be prevented by avoiding dietary free sugars.
Severe dental caries can impair quality of life. For example, dental caries may cause difficulties in eating and sleeping, and in its advanced stages (abscesses), it may result in pain and chronic systemic infection.
According to CPS, the turnout has been going extremely well and the community is encouraged to continue to make use of the opportunity provided with respect to preventive care in meeting the oral health needs of individuals.
Dental caries is also associated with adverse growth patterns. Further, tooth decay is a frequent cause of absence from school or work.
Use the opportunity on Tuesday to get your teeth checked at the free dental consultation.
For more information call CPS at 542-1122, 542-1222, 542-1322 or 542-1570.