Smiles for Children
Our goal is for SoonerCare qualified children to be free of pain and have happy beautiful smiles. Poor oral health can affect quality of life, therefore it is important to develop healthy dental habits from the start.
Healthy dental habits
- Healthy diet
A balanced diet of essential proteins, carbohydrates, minerals and vitamins keeps the mouth healthier. Reduction of sweet and sticky food, and eating more fruits and vegetables help prevent tooth decay.
- Dental hygiene
SoonerCare contracted dentists can teach the proper tooth brushing and flossing by actual demonstration once every 12 months.
- Dental check-ups
We encourage and pay for routine preventive and diagnostic dental services such as oral examinations, topical fluoride applications, sealants and x-rays. A child should have a first dental check-up no later than the second birthday.
- Dental emergencies
Our goal is children free of pain with happy beautiful smiles. We cover emergency examinations and emergency extractions for the relief of pain or treatment of acute infection.