SCPHD Offering Fluoride Varnish Clinics for Children
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.