Some Monongalia County kids have reason to smile Friday after seeing the dentist.
The Monongalia County Health Department's Dental Clinic offered free cleanings for kids without dental insurance Friday as part of "Give Kids a Smile Day".
Doctors said caring for baby teeth is important to the development of adult teeth.
They say an unhealthy mouth can lead to an unhealthy body.
"The idea that your teeth are isolated from is something that is outdated. It's pretty much known no that anything that happens in your mouth can spread to the rest of your body," said Dr. Dan Carrier, of the Monongalia County Health Department.
The WVU School of Dentistry will also hold free cleanings next Friday, as part of Give Kids A Smile Day.