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Albany kids get free teeth screening

Learning how to keep your teeth clean starts at a young age.

Vital Smiles provided free children's teeth screening in South Albany today.

Four hygienists and two dentists checked kids for cavities and other dental problems.

Food and drinks were provided after their screening and the kids even got to jump around in a bounce house.

Even though baby teeth will eventually fall out, owner and managing dentist of Vital Smiles says it is important to take care of them because they are a guide for adult teeth.

"We know that there is a lot of patients that do not have insurance and they do not have the money to get a dental exam so we are here to see those people, all of those kids that have not been able to come to the dentist because of their socioeconomic status," says Miguel Hernandez, DDS, Vital Smiles Owner.

A screening would normally cost about $210.

Dr. Hernandez says children's self esteem grows when they have healthy smiles.

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