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Applying Fluoride Varnish on TeethChild receiving fluoride varnish treatment

Fluoride Varnish

Fluoride varnish has proven to be highly effective in strengthening tooth enamel and re-mineralizing areas of tooth enamel just beginning to show signs of tooth decay. Due to the sticky form of the varnish and the small amount used, fluoride varnish can be used on very young children.

Fluoride varnish is being used within several Title V maternal and child health and other public health programs as an important preventive service for clients at higher risk for tooth decay, particularly children under the age of three.

The Iowa Department of Public Health and the University of Iowa College of Dentistry collaborated on the development of a fluoride varnish protocol, available using the following link.