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  • Access to Baby and Child Dentistry (ABCD)

    Baby teeth are important!

    Baby teeth help your child:

       

        • Chew solid food.

        • Speak.

        • Maintain a healthy weight.

        • Reduce school absences.

        • Save space for permanent teeth.

      Early dental care can prevent dental decay and costly restorative care.

      The Access to Baby and Child Dentistry (ABCD) program:

         

          • Helps you find a dentist in your area who accepts Apple Health. All ABCD dentists work with very young children.

          • Provides education on how to take care of your child’s teeth and prevent cavities.

          • Promotes early dental care for young children from age one or their first tooth.

          • Promotes a positive dental experience.

        Eligible children must be 0-5 years old, have a ProviderOne ID card and be a Pierce County resident.

        Benefits

           

            • Dental checkups—twice a year.

            • Fluoride treatments—three times a year.

            • Family education—twice a year.

            • Fillings and other treatment—as needed.

          Learn more

          Contact ABCD at (253) 579-5695 or register for the ABCD program online.

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