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Free dental cleaning for kids in Kelowna

Those aged six to 12 who may not have dental coverage can get their teeth cleaned
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Mohini Singh of East Meets West at Smile 23 last year. (Mohini Singh)

East Meets West Children’s Foundation is once again making sure children across the Okanagan will have something to smile about.

Those aged six to 12 who may not have dental coverage can get their teeth cleaned and have a checkup at no cost during the project Smile 24.

This is the second time the project will run after last year’s success.

Dr. Vikas Raj will be cleaning the teeth and giving the kids a checkup and East Meets West will be donating electric toothbrushes to encourage children to maintain dental hygiene.

“It is beneficial to start teaching your children about dental

care at a young age. Taking care of your child’s teeth every day helps

prevent tooth decay and creates regular oral hygiene habits for your child,” said Dr. Raj.

East Meets West Children’s Foundation is a Kelowna charity that focuses on helping provide good health and education for children.

The event will take place on June 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Access Dental Centre, 211-1980 Cooper Rd. Appointments will take about 45 minutes and must be booked in advance by calling 250-861-8777.

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