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Dental Services / Oral Health
- Fluoride Varnish Can Help
  Prevent Childhood Caries

The Oral Health Program of the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit considers the use of Fluoride Varnish to be a safe and effective part of a cavity prevention program. The goal of the program is to increase knowledge and decrease incidence of Early Childhood Tooth Decay (ECTD).

Fluoride varnish is simply brushed onto the teeth, allowing for easy application on young children. The varnish sets on contact with saliva leaving a sticky covering of varnish on the tooth surface for several hours, which provides maximal absorption of fluoride into the tooth enamel and minimal risk of fluoride consumption. Fluoride varnish is targeted for use on children 0 to 6 years of age.

Fluoride Varnish

To discuss eligibility, contact the Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit at 1-800-660-5853.


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