Oral Health/Dental Care

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Oral health is essential to general health and well-being. As noted in CDC’s oral health fast facts: (https://www.cdc.gov/oralhealth/fast-facts/index.html):

By age 8,over half of children (52%) have had a cavity in their primary (baby) teeth.

Children from low-income families are twice as likely to have cavities as children from higher-income families.

1 in 4 adults aged 20 to 64 currently has cavities.

Tobacco use and diabetes are two risk factors for gum disease.

Medical-dental integration between oral health and chronic disease prevention programs benefits patients and saves money.

Help is available if you are a Delaware County resident needing dental care. Please see the resources below. You may also reach out to the Delaware County Health Department’s Wellness Line at 484-276-4100 if you have additional questions.


Pennsylvania Dental Association Clinic Directory

Medicaid Dental Services Dental Services - Pennsylvania Department of Health

Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center - HHS

Visiting the Dentist by Age 1 Factsheet - HHS

Visitar a la dentista por edad 1 hoja informativa - HHS

Understanding the Importance of Baby Teeth Factsheet - HHS

Hoja informativa Comprender la importancia de los dientes de leche - HHS

Brushing Your Child’s Teeth Factsheet - HHS

Hoja informativa sobre el cepillado de los dientes de su hijo - HHS

Tips for Keeping You and Your Baby Healthy during Pregnancy Factsheet – National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center

Consejos para mantener su salud y la de su bebé durante el embarazo Hoja informativa – National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center

Oral Health information - CDC

For more information and assistance, the Delaware County Health Department Wellness Line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In addition to responding to phone calls, the Wellness Line also responds to email inquiries.

Phone: (484) 276-2100 (Available 24/7)
Email: DelcoWellness@co.delaware.pa.us



















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