Dental Varnishing

What is Dental Varnishing?
It is the application of fluoride varnish to children’s teeth ages 6 months up to 3 ½ years.  Fluoride varnish will form a temporary  protective coating which will help prevent dental caries.

How is the varnish applied?
A nurse will apply small droplets of varnish to the child’s teeth with a special brush.

Who is eligible
Children ages 6 months up to age 3 ½ years that qualify for treatment.

How often should fluoride varnish be applied?
The minimum amount of time between treatments should be 60 days.
A child may receive a maximum of 6 treatments from ages 6 months up to 3 ½ years.

Things to do that will help keep a child’s teeth healthy
  • Brush your child’s teeth 2 times every day
  • Monitor the amounts of sweet beverages and snacks you allow daily
  • Never put a child to bed with a bottle in their mouth
  • Take your child for regular check ups with a dentist
Cost and Appointment Scheduling
Walk in appointments are accepted Monday-Friday between the hours 8 - 11 a.m. and 1 - 4 p.m.
  • Dental Varnishing is covered by Medicaid
For more information you may call 252-237-3141.