Program Overview

Boy brushing teethTooth decay is one of the most common childhood diseases in the United States.  It is 5 times as common as asthma and 7 times as common as hay fever. Because dental care is so important, the American Dental Association recommends that a dentist examine a child within six months of the eruption of the first tooth and no later than the first birthday. Children (and adults) should have a dental check-up every six months.

Healthy Kids Express™ – Dental Program

Visits partnering schools, daycare centers, and Head Start programs to educate children on the importance of regular brushing, flossing and using fluoride.

  • Performs exams by the team’s full-time dentist.
  • Provides professional teeth cleaning and fluoride treatment.
  • Treats dental problems, such as cavities.
  • Believes that children deserve to feel good about their smiles!

Program Cost

All services are FREE of charge and covered by generous donations to the St. Louis Children's Hospital Foundation.

For more additional information, email us at healthykidsexpress@bjc.org