Oral Screening and Fluoride Varnish

Trained staff screen infants 6 months up to age 3 for early decay and provide fluoride varnish to prevent break down of teeth.  Education is provided to families/caregivers as to how they can keep the child’s teeth healthy and the importance of a dental home by age 1.  This process occurs during a WIC visit or Nutrition Education visit to reduce the amount of visits families make into the office.

Who’s at Risk?

  • Communities with lower fluoride content
  • Family members with dental disease/decay
  • Current discoloration/decay of teeth

What is Fluoride Varnish?

A protective coating that is painted on your child’s teeth to help prevent new cavities and stop cavities that have already begun.