Parent Information

If You Have Medicaid
You have two dental plans available:

  • DentaQuest
    Accepted by Health Department (Port St. Lucie and Fort Pierce) and Florida Community Health Center (Fort Pierce)
  • MCNA Dental Plans
    Accepted by Florida Community Health Center (Fort Pierce)

Some of the services that are covered are: cleanings, x-rays, fluoride treatments, sealants, fillings, pulling teeth, and braces, if needed.
To apply for Medicaid, find out which plan you have, or change your dental plan, go to www.medicaidoptions.net or call The Medicaid Helpline at 1-888-367-6554.
For an appointment, call the Health Department at 772-462-3800 or the Florida Community Health Center at 772-461-1402.


If You Do Not Have Medicaid
Apply at www.medicaidoptions.net or call the Medicaid Helpline at 1-888-367-6544.
If you do not qualify for Medicaid and need financial assistance, please call 772-342-1502 and leave a message. 

 


Healthy Foods

When choosing snacks for your children, keep in mind which are healthy for them and which are not so healthy. Remember, childrens should eat at least 5 servings of fruits and veggies per day.

Healthy

Not So Healthy

Low Sugar Items
Yogurt, Granola, Fruits, Nuts

Sugary Items
Candy Bars, Hard Candy

Low Fat Items
Cheese, Crackers, Yogurt

Acidic Items
Soda, Cookies, Lollipops

Items with a High Nutrient Content
Milk, 100% Juice

Sticky Items
Ice Cream,Caramel

Healthy foods contribute to good oral and overall health. Here are the ways the vitamins in healthy foods help your child:

  • Calcium = Stronger bones and teeth
  • Vitamin A = Good eye sight 
  • Vitamin C = Healthy gums
  • Vitamin K = Less bruising 

 

What you should know about dental health

  • Children should go to the Dentist no later than their first birthday.
  • Children’s teeth are important to eat, speak, help permanent teeth come in properly, and dental pain causes lack of concentration in school. 
  • Children should go to the dentist every 6 months.
  • To prevent cavities, parents should take their children to the dentist every 6 months. Brushing, flossing, a balanced diet, and supervising and teaching your children will help give your child a lifetime of healthy habits.

 


This Program is funded by the Children's Services Council of St. Lucie County and the United Way of St. Lucie County.