South Central Public Health District is offering fluoride varnish applications to children twelve and younger.  Fluoride varnish (which is a gel-like substance that is “painted” on the child’s teeth with a small brush) strengthens tooth enamel to reduce and/or prevent tooth decay.  The varnish is very safe since it is applied directly to the teeth. Children can receive a fluoride varnish application as soon as they get their first teeth.

The fluoride varnish clinics will take place:

  • In Twin Falls at South Central Public Health District (1020 Washington St. N; on the CSI college campus) on March 15 and May 3,

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Call 737-5980 to schedule an appointment.

  • In Gooding at South Central Public Health District (255 North Canyon Drive) on April 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  Call 934-4477 to schedule an appointment.
  • In Burley at South Central Public Health District (2311 Parke Ave. Unit 4 Suite 4) on April 19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  Call 678-8221 to schedule an appointment.
  • In Jerome at South Central Public Health (951 East Avenue H) on April 25,  10 a.m.-4 p.m.  Call 324-8838 to schedule an appointment.

Medicaid covers the cost of fluoride varnish once every six months.  For those clients not on Medicaid, the cost ranges from $20-$50, based on income.  If you have any questions about the fluoride varnish clinics, please call Susie Beem at 737-5946.