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 & Appointment Scheduling:
Walk in appointments are accepted Monday-Friday between the hours 8:00 am- 11:00 am and 1:00 pm- 4:00 pm.
- Dental Varnishing is covered by Medicaid
For more information you may call (252)-237-3141