Fluoride Varnish

What is Fluoride Varnish?

Fluoride Varnish is a protective coating that is painted on the teeth to help prevent new cavities and to stop cavities that have already begun. The fluoride varnish is sticky so it attaches to tooth surfaces easily and makes the outer layer of teeth (enamel) harder and stronger to help prevent cavities.

Is Fluoride Varnish Safe?

Yes. Fluoride varnish can be used on babies and young children from the time they have their first tooth. The consistency of the varnish makes it less likely to be swallowed. Only a very small amount is applied by our trained WIC nursing staff. It is quick, painless and comes in bubblegum flavor.

How Do I Get Fluoride Applied to my Child’s Teeth?

The WIC office applies Fluoride Varnish to children between 6 months – 3 years of age with Michigan Medicaid or UPHP insurance.

Call the WIC office at: 906.786.4112 to schedule an appointment.

Fluoride Varnish can be applied up to 4 times per year. Floride