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Oral Health Program

Give Kids a Smile Annual Event Oral Health Resources/Links
The goal of Eastern Idaho Public Health District's Oral Health Program is to prevent dental disease and promote oral health. Our dental hygienist develops, coordinates, and provides services designed to prevent dental disease. Kids Smiling

Looking for Dental Services?

Low Income Individuals
Click on the link below for a list of dental resources in Eastern Idaho as well as statewide.

Medicaid Clients
If you are looking for a dentist who will accept Medicaid, call the Idaho Careline at 2-1-1 or 1-800-926-2588. You will be referred to a dentist in your area.

School Fluoride Mouthrinse Program
The Oral Health Program coordinates an annual School Fluoride Mouthrinse Program for Idaho students in grades 1 through 6. Students are invited to participate in the program, which is designed to help prevent cavivites by having the students rinse with fluoride weekly in their school classroom. The goal is to help Idaho's children have healthy teeth for a lifetime. Click on the link below to learn more about the program.

Fluoride

  • Fluoride is a mineral that occurs naturally in food and water.
  • Fluoride is natural component of tooth structure and bone. 
  • Fluoride strengthens tooth enamel, making teeth more resistant to decay.
  • Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay and reduces dental care costs.
Drinking Fountain

To find out more information about fluoride in your drinking water at, visit the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality's website.

Click here for a list of certified laboratories that will test your water's fluoride content.

For healthcare professionals, click here for:

Health Care Professionals' Guidelines for Prescribing Supplemental Fluoride

Community Water Fluoridation
A number of researchers and health officials have publicly spoken about the scientific evidence supporting fluoridation. Click here to learn more.

Idaho's Oral Health Action Plan, 2010-2015
The Idaho Oral Health 5-Year State Plan is meant to be a plan of action, a roadmap to ensuring and improving the oral health of Idahoans. Click on the link below to download the plan.

For More Information
For more information about the Oral Health Program at Eastern Idaho Public Health District, please contact:

Elyse Baird, R.D.H.
Oral Health Program Coordinator
Eastern Idaho Public Health District
1250 Hollipark Drive
Idaho Falls, ID 83401
208-533-3192
E-mail: ebaird@phd7.idaho.gov

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