Ask Your Child’s Doctor About Fluoride Varnish!
Call your child’s doctor today to schedule their appointment!
Don’t have a doctor? Find one using our Find a Provider Tool. Need help? Call Member Services at 1-866-595-8133 (TTY: 711) Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for help finding a doctor or scheduling your child’s next fluoride varnish appointment.
Important: Fluoride varnish should not and does not replace brushing your child’s teeth twice a day.
Fluoride varnish is safe and can even be used on babies after their first tooth comes in. Since doctors apply a very small amount and it is made to stick to teeth, there’s a very low chance of it being swallowed. The process is quick and painless.
Children of all ages, even infants, can have fluoride varnish applied. Talk with your doctor about what is best for your child’s dental health.
Fluoride varnish provides protection for several months after application. It is recommended for children to get it at least twice a year.
There are a few things you will want to do so your child gets the most out of their treatment. Here are the most import ones:
- Wait until the next day to brush your child’s teeth
- Avoid hard or chewy foods for the rest of the day
- Only give your child soft foods and cold foods or liquids.
- Avoid hot foods.
If you are a Louisiana Healthcare Connection’s member, this service is covered and comes at no cost to you.
Krames Online HealthSheets™
Part of being healthy is having the resources you need when you need them. We know questions can slip your mind when you’re at the doctor’s office, here you can now search for information any time you want.
Below are links to a few HealthSheets™ specific to fluoride varnish that you may find helpful. You can always find more information at our Krames Online member health resource site.