Are your child's teeth protected?
Fluoride varnish is used to help protect teeth from cavities. The varnish is painted on. It is sticky so it stays on the teeth longer than other ways fluoride is provided. It makes the outside of the teeth harder and helps prevent decay.
Your child may qualify for fluoride varnish if he/she:
- is covered by a Tenncare Insurance Plan
- is between 3 and 5 years of age
- does NOT visit a dentist regularly
How is Fluoride Varnish applied?
A small piece of gauze is used to clean and dry the teeth. The varnish is painted onto the front and back, top and bottom of the teeth with a tiny brush. It forms a sticky covering over the tooth and becomes hard as soon as saliva in the mouth touches it. It takes less than 2 minutes to varnish the teeth.
Ask us today if your child qualifies for fluoride varnish! Service available in our office on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings!