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Risas Dental and Braces is celebrating National Children’s Dental Health Month in February by offering free exams and x-rays for kids, as well as educating students on proper oral health care at a number of Denver-area schools.

The firm will offer free exams and x-rays for all children ages 17 and under Feb. 1 through 28.

Risas' nearest dental offices are located in Wheat Ridge, 3815 N. Wadsworth Blvd., and Federal Heights, 8383 Pecos St., Denver. Other offices are located in south Denver and Aurora.

“About 147 million kids drink at least some sugar-sweetened beverage daily, so it’s no wonder one of the top reasons kids miss school is due to dental problems,” said Dr. Matt Stevens, Risas Dental and Braces, Denver South. “What children eat and drink not only affects their oral health, but their overall wellbeing. It’s critical to educate them on the importance of proper care.”

In coordination with the American Dental Association’s campaign this year, Risas will host educational programs at local schools, conducting oral health care activities. Each student will leave with a complimentary dental care goody bag, including a toothbrush, toothpaste and more activities.

Area schools that are interested in a visit in February with educational oral health activities can email Cwaters@risas.com.

Founded in Phoenix in 2011, Risas Dental and Braces embraces a lifelong mission to change the way dentistry is offered in the U.S., making it accessible for all regardless of insurance status or financial situation. Since their inception, Risas has provided over $3 million in free dental care.

Parents can make an appointment for the free exam and x-rays at any of Risas Dental’s offices, by calling 720-536-0401. Or they can book online at www.risasdental.com.