Northwest Arkansas families are invited to put on their best smiles and head over to Toothapalooza at the Amazeum on June 24. The first 500 visitors will receive free admission if they mention “Toothapalooza” upon check-in, courtesy of event sponsor Delta Dental of Arkansas.

 

Scheduled from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Toothapalooza is a community oral health event offering free dental screenings, fluoride varnish treatments and take-home dental hygiene kits for children under 18, and fun educational oral health activities for the whole family. Parents of children receiving dental screenings will also receive recommendations for any follow-up treatments that might be necessary.

 

“Pain from cavities is one of the top reasons why children miss school or can’t concentrate in class,” said Elizabeth Jones, director of Delta Dental Smiles at Delta Dental of Arkansas. “Yet cavities are almost entirely preventable with daily brushing and flossing and preventive care dentist visits. We host Toothapalooza to promote good oral health habits and connect Arkansans to resources that facilitate access to dental care.”

 

Toothapalooza is an annual event sponsored by Delta Dental of Arkansas in connection with February, Children’s Dental Health Month, or June, National Oral Health Month. Previous events have been held in partnership with three science museums across the state: the Scott Family Amazeum in Bentonville, the Museum of Discovery in Little Rock and the Mid-America Science Museum in Hot Springs. It aims to educate Arkansas families about the importance of oral hygiene and share resources for those without dental insurance.

 

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