Berwyn, Ill. – Together with the American Dental Association, PCC Community Wellness Center (PCC) is excited to celebrate National Children's Dental Health Month in February. This year’s campaign slogan is “Brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste and clean between your teeth for a healthy smile.” This month is the perfect time to schedule oral exams for children to ensure healthy smiles.
PCC provides convenient access to oral health services in a state-of-the-art facility located in one of our largest sites, PCC South Family Health Center. Our dental providers offer preventive screenings, sealants, topical fluoride, oral prophylaxis, nutritional counseling, and health education.
During the child’s dental visit, you will have an opportunity to ask the dentist any questions you may have about oral health. If you care for a baby or toddler, you may have questions about thumb sucking or when to expect changes from primary to permanent teeth. For an older child, you may want to learn about ways to prevent childhood caries, proper brushing and flossing techniques, dental sealants, and teaching children how to say no to tobacco.
One of PCC’s dentists, Dr. Ryan Tuscher, thoroughly enjoys educating her patients on oral health. “Dental disease remains the most common chronic childhood illness, which is surprising because it can be very preventable,” says Dr. Tuscher. “If we start early to help children develop good oral hygiene and dietary habits, then we are making efforts to prevent oral disease and setting up the foundation for a lifetime of healthy smiles.”
Dr. Tuscher works alongside a new dentist, Dr. Manal Yasin. He is excited to be part of PCC’s dental team, helping families maintain healthy teeth and understand the importance of regular dental examinations.
PCC South Dental is located at 6201 Roosevelt Rd., Berwyn, IL 60402. The dental office is open on Mondays and Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call (708) 406-3047.