Dental Health for Children
South Central Public Health District offers fluoride varnish to children to help protect their teeth from cavities.
The varnish is quick and easy to apply, and the concentration of fluoride is twice as high as the standard fluoride gel.
The varnish remains on the teeth for 24 hours after application, releasing fluoride into smooth surface areas of the teeth, and then is brushed and flossed off.
This type of varnish can be applied to teeth in difficult patients when a conventional gel that takes more time may not be possible.
Children enrolled in the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program are eligible for the varnish clinics held at South Central Public Health District in the Twin Falls, Burley, and Jerome offices by appointment.
2013 VARNISH CLINICS
*Check back soon for upcoming Varnish Clinic dates.
Cost of the varnish is based on income, and may run between $20-$50. Medicaid is accepted.
Through a grant from DentaQuest, SCPHD and volunteer hygienists will be providing fluoride varnish to children in Early Head Start in Twin Falls, Jerome, and Rupert in 2013. For more information please contact the program coordinator.
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Thanks to a grant from the Ronald McDonald House Charities, SCPHD will be providing fluoride varnish to children in Migrant Seasonal Head Start and the Refugee Center in 2013. For more information please contact the program coordinator.