(02/13/14) - This month is National Children's Dental Health month, and dentists throughout Genesee County are working to helping their youngest patients from head to toe.
That means spreading the word about dental health - but also reaching out to help a cause that's dear to our hearts at ABC12.
They are asking patients to help raise our babies from the bottom up.
"It's a sight you might not expect at a dentist office - diapers - but Dr. Jori Lewis has decorated her office in something that she feels no child should have to go without.
Dr. Lewis learned about the desperate need for diapers in our community in the months after she became a new mom.
She and her father, Dr. Jay Werschky, approached the Genesee District Dental Society about partnering with the Flint Diaper Bank. The non-profit organization buys diapers at cost and donates them to the families who need them most.
The dentists would help raise diapers and donations, and the diaper bank would make sure the parents in need of diapers would learn the importance of early dental care for their babies.
This month, 16,000 toothbrushes and educational packets will be delivered throughout our community inside packs of diaper bank diapers.
During the month of February, patients can donate dollars or diapers to the Flint Diaper Bank at dentist offices throughout Genesee County
You can find a link to all the participating dentists HERE. There are donation sites in Flint, Davison, Grand Blanc, Flushing, Holly, Burton and Linden.
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