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It's Teeth Week in Spokane

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

The Mighty Mouth campaign has brought Teeth Week back to Spokane for another year. The Mighty Mouth is a statewide effort to change the way the people of Washington think about oral health. 

According to the Spokane Regional Health District there is a real need for oral health in Spokane. One in three adults does not have dental insurance, and one in four adolescents and adults has not visited the dentist in the last year. Additionally, over half of the children in Spokane County have had cavities by the third grade.

Several activities are planned in Spokane for Teeth Week. 

On Sunday, SmileMobile, a three chair mobile dental care unit will be parked outside the Salvation Army, located at 222 E Indiana Avenue, and will provide dental care to adults who have limited access to care.

There will also be dental health "storytimes" at libraries around Spokane to engage parents and kids, and Mobius Children's Museum will also be hosting activities.

For more info on Teeth Week, click here: http://www.themightymouth.org/teeth-week/

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