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Let’s Check Our Dental and Oral Health!
Free Dental and Oral Health Checkup and Fluoride Treatment
Shinjuku City offers free dental and oral health (dental) checkups and fluoride treatments twice a year.
☆ About fluoride: Various foods—such as tea, vegetables and seaweed—contain fluoride. The medicine used in fluoride treatments strengthens teeth and prevents cavities. Since baby teeth are especially weak and vulnerable to decay, fluoride treatments are very effective.
Note: It is possible to undergo just the dental and oral health (dental) checkup if you would like.
|Eligible Age||Children born between April 2, 2014 and April 1, 2018 who live in Shinjuku City.|
|Valid Period||Between May 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021 (two times)
* The checkup period is approximately one year. Please schedule your checkups while carefully considering the spread of the novel coronavirus.
|Checkup Procedures||Shinjuku City Office will mail a checkup slip in a purple envelope to parents/guardians of eligible children at the end of April. Please make a reservation with one of the dental institutions listed in the announcement enclosed with the checkup slip and have your child undergo the checkup. If you do not receive a checkup slip, please call the number below.
|Inquiries||For inquiries concerning this program, please contact Health Services Section, Health Promotion Division, Health Department, Tel: 03-5273-3047 (direct line).|
May 5, 2020