Give Kids A Smile event to teach children to care for their teeth

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Dental experts say cavities are one of the easiest things to prevent in children.

Friday has been declared as “Give Kids A Smile” day to teach children how to take care of their teeth.

The national program is part of the American Dental Association’s effort to give kids access to free dental care.

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Dr. Richard Byrd explained to 8News reporter Jonathan Costen why his Richmond practice is taking part in the campaign.

“We do it because we love kids — number one — and we also do it because the need of taking care of children,” Dr. Byrd said. “It’s sad for all the children that don’t have a dental home or know about treating in general.”

Dr. Byrd also says his office expects to see and treat two hundred children this Friday with the “Give Kids A Smile” campaign.

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