Free Fluoride Fridays! December 13, 20, 27th from 1 pm - 4
Walk-Ins Welcome—no appointment necessary!
1605 Roberta Drive SW, Marietta, GA 30008
Call for more information: 770-419-3120
Did you know?
- 70% of low income adults accept they will lose teeth as they age. When asked why they don't visit the dentist, the response is an astounding 74% citing cost as the reason!
- The prevalence of tooth decay among children in our community with low socio-economic status is 50% higher than the prevalence of tooth decay among children in high socio-economic families.
- It is the No. 1 childhood chronic disease (CDC). Low socio-economic Hispanic children are 64% more likely to significantly to have significantly higher prevalence of tooth decay.
Because of these alarming statistics, we have decided to provide Free Fluoride Varnish to anyone who wants it on Friday, December 13, 20, & 27 from 1 pm - 4 pm.
What do you need to know?
- Healthy gums and teeth are important to your overall health.
- Once you child has a tooth, your doctor may recommend that your child receive fluoride varnish treatments in the pediatricians office to help prevent tooth decay.
- This can be done 2 to 4 times per year. The number of treatments depends on how likely it is that your child may get a cavity.
What is Fluoride Varnish?
- Fluoride varnish is a dental treatment that can help prevent tooth decay, slow it down, or stop it from getting worse.
- Fluoride varnish is made with fluoride, a mineral that can strengthen tooth enamel (out coating on teeth.)
- Fluoride varnish treatment cannot completely prevent cavities.
- Fluoride varnish treatments can best help prevent tooth decay when a child is also brushing using the right amount of toothpaste with fluoride, flossing regularly, getting regular dental care, and eating a healthy diet.
Is it safe?
- Fluoride varnish is safe and used by dentists and doctors all over the world to help prevent tooth decay in children. Only a small amount is used. It is quickly applied and hardens. Then it is brushed off after 4 to 12 hours.
How is Fluoride Varnish applied to the teeth?
- Fluoride varnish is painted on the top and sides of each tooth with a small brush. It is sticky but hardens once it comes in contact with saliva. Your child may feel the hardened varnish with his tongue but will not be able to lick the varnish off. It does not hurt when the vanish is applied and the appointment is very quick.