A fluoride varnish program is being implemented at our school for students in Kindergarten, Grade 1 and Grade 2. Children enrolled in the fluoride varnish program may receive two applications of fluoride varnish per school year until the end of Grade 2.
Fluoride varnish is a protective coating that is applied on teeth to prevent cavities. It can also be applied on teeth that already have cavities. Fluoride can slow down or stop cavities from getting bigger. This does not replace regular checkups at your dental office as your child may still need dental treatment. Along with being safe, fluoride varnish is an inexpensive and practical way to reduce tooth decay.