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Fulton County offers dental services to its residents

Sophie-Ann McCulloch

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ATLANTA, GA - Good oral hygiene is important for everyone. As the oral-systemic connection is becoming clearer each day, those diseases of the oral cavity that have detrimental effects on the patients' health and well-being are more easily diagnosed and treated.

Studies have linked diseases of the oral cavity with Alzheimer's disease, heart disease, preterm birth, and other health concerns. In Fulton County, care focuses on prevention and education, because good oral health leads to good overall health.

In Fulton County, the Board of Health offers oral health services to children and adolescents starting as soon as their first tooth appears, up to the time they graduate from high school. Oral health services are available to children with Medicaid or who qualify for free or reduced-price school meals.

Fulton County adult patients will be eligible for the Ryan White Program (adult referral only), they accept all forms of Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids.

Children without Medicaid or private insurance must provide Family size, total family income, and county of residence to be eligible. Infants and toddlers up to age 3 can receive state-funded services, such as a complete examination, baby exams, and sealants.

In addition, the county provides services including cleanings for adults once every six months, x-rays, fillings, sealants for age 17, extractions, limited stainless steel crowns, space maintainers, as well as emergency dental care.

For more information about the program from Fulton County, you can visit www.fultoncountyga.gov.

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