Children receive free dental care at CVTC

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) Families who can't afford to go to the dentist received free dental care for their children Friday.

It was part of "Give Kids A Smile Day" at Chippewa Valley Technical College's dental clinic.

Children ages two to 13 were able to get teeth cleaning, x-rays, exams, fluoride treatments, and other services.

The work was done by local dentists and hygienists, as well as CVTC dental hygienist and dental assistant students and faculty who volunteered their time.

More than 130 kids were seen by dentists.

The kids also learned about proper oral hygiene.

"You shouldn't be drinking sports drinks,and juice and chocolate milk, without brushing your teeth, or walking around with a sippy cup,or sucking on a bottle, those types of behaviors are still practiced, as well as poor diet , and we're seeing more and more children with a lot of decay," says Pam Entorf of CVTC.

This is the ninth year the clinic has provided the services for kids.

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