Monday, November 21, 2011

We now offer fluoride varnish for babies and toddlers

Many children do not start visiting the dentist until they are 3 years of age or older. By that time they may already have the start of cavities which can lead to early tooth loss. To help our families start their little ones off with good oral health, we are now offering fluoride varnish for children between the ages of 9 month and 3 years.

Fluoride varnish is especially important for children who drink a lot of juice, soda, drink bottled water or go to bed with a bottle. Children should receive 3 applications per year.

Most commercial payers do not cover the cost but we recommend that you check with your insurance carrier to see if it’s a covered service.  The cost of the application is $31.

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