Our mission is to have cavity free kids on the South Coast by facilitating services and systems and educating community members.
Cavities are a communicable disease. Bacteria can be transmitted from person to person, just like other communicable diseases. It’s hard to get rid of once you’ve got it, so prevention is the key to ensuring a cavity free future.
Many simple dietary changes, use of fluorides, and good dental habits like flossing can go a long way to preventing cavities.
Cavity Free Kids of the South Coast approaches this dental problem by involving all community partners to help take a bite out of this communicable disease. Community organizations and individuals can help by interfacing with children from conception through graduation from high school.
Cavity Free Kids of the South Coast began on July 1, 2011 with a forum held at Bay Area Hospital CHEC Center. Approximately 75 people attended and declared that the South Coast is a cavity free zone. They dedicated their knowledge and resources to help solve the problem. Current scientific literature and protocols were presented for the attendees and became the basis for the program.