Research shows that maintaining good oral health is important to children and adults alike. For children, dental decay impacts eating, growth and development, speaking and learning. In adults, unaddressed dental problems can lead to more serious health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and respiratory disease. An unsightly smile can also impact on self-esteem, self-confidence and employability.

The staff at Chortek’s Waukesha office recently rallied behind this cause and gathered dozens of dental supplies, toothbrushes, floss and other oral hygiene items for the Waukesha County Community Dental Clinic (WCCDC). Improving oral health is an important means of advancing overall health for the Waukesha County community. Since opening in May 2008, the clinic at WCCDC has served nearly 9,000 unique patients, 75 % of which have been appointments for children. Their success is evident in recent data collected; 65% of the children who returned for their routine exams presented with no new dental decay!

If you would like to join us in helping kids and adults throughout Waukesha County with oral health needs, please contact the WCCDC to donate.