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.
- Painted on teeth to prevent or stop tooth decay.
- Safe and painless.
- Easy to apply and dries quickly.
- Infants and children up to 18 years of age.
- Does not require special dental equipment.
- Does not require a special dental cleaning prior to application.
- Free to the child and parent.
- Twice a year application at the school.
Participating School Districts
Immanuel Lutheran School
St. Paul's Lutheran School
Santa Fe RX
Trinity Lutheran School
All services are provided on a non-discriminatory basis.