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Free Dental Work for Children

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KENNEWICK, Wash--  Dentists want to remind children the importance of a healthy smile.  On Saturday, kids ages 1-14 were given free dental check-ups at Columbia Basin Pediatric Dentistry.  

It's part of the 19th annual 'Dental Day'.  Dozens of volunteers were on hand to clean teeth and take care of any restoration work needed all at no cost to you.   

"We have 120 volunteers, [and] we get a grant from the Washington Dental Service Foundation for some materials," says Peggy Flin of the Benton-Franklin Health District.  "And so we're able to provide as the coalition, some of the materials that it takes.  We see 150 kids and we try to do all the work we can."

Flint hopes this motivates families that don't have dental insurance to get some.  She also recommends all children brush their teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste.