Dental Health

Cavities are preventable. They are caused by germs in the mouth interacting with sugars in food and drinks. You can’t avoid germs or sugars, but you can limit exposure to them.

**link PDF dental provider list**

Keep teeth healthy by:

  • Drinking fluoridated water
  • Using fluoridated toothpaste twice each day
  • Avoid sugary foods and drinks
  • Fluoride varnish can be applied to teeth every 3 months by a dentist, medical provider, or even your public health office.


  • Visit the dentist regularly. It is recommended that children are seen by a dentist by their first birthday or within six months after their first tooth comes in. Schedule an appointment with your dentist every 6 months.


We can help by:

  • Finding transportation
  • Finding an interpreter
  • Preparing for your appointment

Please contact Sibley County Public Health and Human Services at 507-237-4000 and ask for the Child and Teen Checkup Coordinator.