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Why the FDOH Nassau County Dental Office?
Our Dental Staff: Our dental assistants, hygienists, and front desk staff are dedicated to providing dental services to children and adolescents in Nassau County.
We welcome families to become partners with us to ensure the best possible dental care for their children.
The FDOH Nassau County Dental Clinic provides dental services for children ages 1-20.
Our children ages 1 and 2 are provided a dental examination and fluoride varnish treatment to prevent early childhood caries.
The parents of our 1 and 2 years old receive in depth oral hygiene education on how to promote good oral health for their young children and how to prevent dental decay.
Our children ages 3 - 20 are provided the following services:
- Dental Examination
- Prophylaxis (Cleanings)
- Oral Hygiene Instructions
- Dental Sealants
- Dental x-rays
- Nitrous Oxide if needed
- Referrals as needed
Adult dental services (Ages 21 and over) are limited depending on specific programs and referrals are available for uninsured adults.
Yulee Children & Family Education Center
We are located behind the Yulee Elementary School
Pecan Street is the last street on the right before you cross the railroad tracks going north on HWY 108
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Oral Heath Education Program
This program is part of the oral health services offered at the FDOH Nassau 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.
Dental Educations classes are available upon request and staff availability.
Early Childhood Caries (ECC)
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.
Steps for Healthy Smiles
- 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).