Saving Smiles

Tooth decay is a common preventable disease seen in children. Cavities in baby and permanent teeth can cause pain preventing children from eating, speaking, sleeping, and learning properly. Fluoride varnish is a 5% sodium fluoride coating painted on the teeth to help prevent new cavities and may help stop small cavities that have already started. Following the varnish application, the teeth may look yellow, but this is not permanent and can be brushed off the next day. To give the varnish time to be effective, the children will be asked to not brush their teeth until the next morning. The coating does not taste bad or sting.

This service does not replace an oral examination by your dentist, which is recommended once a year.