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120 E. New York Ave, Suite E
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Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County Dental Office also provides emergency services for adults on Medicaid 21 years of age and over.
This program is part of the oral health services offered at the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County Dental Office and is intended to educate families, caregivers and patients in order to increase awareness of dental disease and prevention. The program aims to establish life-long habits that improve oral health and promote oral healthcare education throughout the community.
Together with schools, community organizations, and other partners in the community, the oral healthcare of the community’s citizens can be improved leading to healthier lives.
Early Childhood Caries or “baby bottle mouth” is a problem faced by many children who have never received dental treatment. As seen in the picture above, the caries (cavities) form on the front teeth. What cannot be seen in the picture are the large caries that develop on the primary (baby) molars in the back teeth. These caries can be painful and prevent children from eating, sleeping, and focusing in school.
For this reason, it is very important to bring children to the dentist after the first teeth come into the mouth (erupt). The dentist can provide parents/guardians with information that can help prevent cavities.
- Start cleaning early. As soon as the first tooth appears, begin
cleaning by wiping with a clean, damp cloth every day. When more teeth come
in, switch to a small, soft toothbrush.
- Use the right amount of toothpaste. Begin using toothpaste with
fluoride at 3 years of age. Use only a small amount of toothpaste, about the
size of a pea. Teach your child to spit out the toothpaste well.
- Supervise brushing. Brush your child’s teeth twice a day until
your child has the skill to handle the toothbrush alone. Continue to closely
watch brushing to make sure the child is doing a good job and using a small
amount of toothpaste.
- Take your child to the dentist. The first check-up with the dentist
should be after your child’s first tooth erupts (comes in).
- To prevent “baby bottle” tooth decay never allow children to fall asleep with a bottle containing milk, formula, juice, or other sweetened liquids. The sugars in these liquids pool around the infant’s teeth and gums feeding the bacteria that cause caries (cavities).
In Daytona Beach
We are located at 1845 Holsonback Drive, which is off of Bill France Boulevard between Clyde Morris Boulevard and Mason Avenue.
From New Smyrna Beach
Take I-95 North to Exit 261 (US-92 exit), merge onto US-92 East towards Daytona Beach. Turn left onto Bill France Boulevard and turn left onto Holsonback Drive.
From Deltona and DeLand
Take I-4 East to I-95 North to Exit 261 (US-92 exit), merge onto US-92 East towards Daytona Beach. Turn left onto Bill France Boulevard and turn left onto Holsonback Drive.
Take I-95 South to Exit 261 (US-92 exit), merge onto US-92 East towards Daytona Beach. Turn left onto Bill France Boulevard and turn left onto Holsonback Drive.
Votran Bus Route 11 comes to the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County throughout the day. For exact times visit www.votran.org .
Page last updated: 04/22/14