FREEPORT (WIFR) -- Children from low-income homes were given free dental exams at the Midwest Dental in Freeport. It's all part of the Give Kids a Smile event, on behalf of the American Dental Association.
Kids from as far as Chicago came for the free teeth cleaning. However, if children needed more work than just a standard cleaning, that was also done at no cost.
"We'll do whatever anybody needs today. We're set up to accommodate cleanings, or if they have more urgent needs or some fillings they need to have done. We're prepared to do whatever it takes today to get them out of pain and keep them happy," says Dentist Duane Ludwig of Freeport's Midwest Dental.
Freeport's Midwest Dental paired up with local schools, community organizations and Head Start programs to spread the word on today's event.