Creston Children’s Dental Clinic in Portland serves low-income and uninsured children in Portland Public Schools through a free dental clinic in Creston Elementary School in Southeast Portland. The need for such services is overwhelming. Dentists at Creston deal with some of the worst cases of childhood dental decay in the region, often treating low-income and under-served populations.
One of the worst experiences for a mother is witnessing her child in pain. In this touching testimonial, a mother whose child has visited Creston for multiple dental procedures at a very young age explains why she supports water fluoridation. This kind of story is all too common in our area. Portland can reduce our rate of dental decay, particularly benefiting low-income and under-served communities, by up to 25% through the proven process of community water fluoridation.