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Neighborhood Union Offers Education and Screenings to help Adults and Children to Keep Their Teeth | Health

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Neighborhood Union Offers Education and Screenings to help Adults and Children to Keep Their Teeth
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Atlanta, GA--  Fulton County Health Services and the Neighborhood Union Health Center want to reach the 30% of Georgians* who did not have their teeth cleaned in 2009.  The Neighborhood Union will host a Dental Hygiene Screening Day on Wednesday, October 20, 2010, from 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Neighborhood Union is located at 186 Sunset Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia 30314.

Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) point to the need for Georgians to protect their dental health.  They include the following dental health facts about Georgians:

  • 56 percent of 3rd graders have experienced cavities (treated and untreated)
  • 49.2 percent of Adults 65+ have lost 6 or more teeth
  • 23.1 percent of adults 65+ have lost all of their teeth

The American Dental Hygienists Association recommends regular dental cleanings every six months (or as recommended by a hygienist) to reduce the risks of periodontal disease in children and adults and to prevent cavities, which can later lead to potentially expensive treatment or loss of teeth.

Fulton County Health Center Locations 

Call 404-730-1211 to find out what services are offered at the clinic nearest you.

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