Baby and Child Dentistry
BABY TEETH MATTER
Babies need their first dental check-up by their first birthday.
Tooth decay is the most common chronic health problem among children. Cavities in baby teeth hurt and can limit a child’s ability to:
Left untreated, dental decay in baby teeth can affect a child’s learning and development and can cause serious health problems and infections.
Childhood dental decay is preventable and manageable. Starting a dental care routine when a child is young sets them up for a lifetime of good health!
FIND A DENTIST FOR YOUR CHILD
ACCESS to baby & child dentistry (ABCD) program
Children insured by Medicaid (Apple Health) are eligible for free dental checkups, fluoride treatments, and fillings. The Snohomish Health District’s Access to Baby and Child Dentistry (ABCD) program makes sure children under age 6 insured by Medicaid (Apple Health) get to see a dentist who is trained to work with babies and children.
We can help by:
- Connecting your child with a dentist in your area who accepts Medicaid (Apple Health)
- Answering your questions about how to take care of your child’s teeth
- Helping with appointment scheduling, childcare, transportation, or other barriers to care
To access these services, please contact the Snohomish County ABCD Coordinator at 425-339-5219 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To find a dentist for anyone over the age of 5, visit the Find a Dentist webpage.