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Small Smiles Dental Centers of Indianapolis will offer free dental screenings during “Healthy Smile, Happy Child Day” on Wednesday, Feb. 24 at their locations at 5430 E. Washington St. and 2802 Lafayette Rd. #33 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. These dental screenings are part of an effort to raise awareness about the importance of a healthy smile during Children’s Dental Health Month in February.

According to Dr. Katie Peterson, a lead dentist at Small Smiles of Indianapolis, tooth decay remains the most common childhood disease. Dental problems in young children can lead to a variety of health and developmental challenges including chronic pain, poor nutrition, distraction from learning and self-esteem issues that arise from a having a less-than-perfect smile.

Parents who are interested in scheduling an appointment for their child are encouraged to call (317) 322-1840 in East Indianapolis and (317) 925-2810 in West Indianapolis.

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