With its many uses for drinking, recreation, sanitation, hygiene, and industry, water is our most precious global resource. Clean and safe drinking water is critical to sustain human life and without it waterborne illness can be a serious problem. Water, which is necessary for recreational water activities like swimming, also helps promote healthy living. Often, water’s vital role is most apparent during an emergency or disaster.
Partnership With DentaQuest
DentaQuest is honored to be the administrator of the TennCare Medicaid dental benefits program. DentaQuest was selected for this role after a competitive bidding process and began administering dental benefits for approximately 750,000 TennCare members on October 1, 2013.
DentaQuest is committed to ensuring patients have appropriate access to high-quality, efficient dental care. It’s our goal to make it easy for patients to visit the dentist and keep their smiles healthy.
See DentaQuest's Dental Health Guide for Children, here.
National Children's Dental Health Month
National Children's Dental Health Month is promoted annually in support of oral health from birth - youth age during the entire month of February. This 2021's theme "Water: Nature's Drink" highlighted the positive effects of water on oral health.
The American Dental Association hosted campaigns, and National Children's Dental Health Month activities and information were available on the National Children's Dental Health Month website, ADA.org/ncdhm.
Dental health is everyday, so it's never too late to get involved; track your child's progress by following the ADA daily brushing recommendations, send us a video that captures creative ways you get your child excited about their oral health, or send a copy of their completed weekly teeth cleaning log to Sharon Seibert at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Parents teach their children many things, brushing their teeth is one of the first lessons taught. Hear about the American Dental Association recommends for when and how long adults and children brush their teeth.
COVID-19 And Water Health
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