Loup Basin Smiles is a fluoride varnish program for head starts, preschools, and elementary schools in LBPHD's district. LBPHD uses trained dental hygienists to perform oral screenings and apply fluoride varnish treatments to children's teeth. The program reaches over 2,000 students during the school year.
This service is covered by Kids Connection/Medicaid insurance. A donation is helpful in order to provide this as an ongoing service. A $15 donation is suggested, but any monetary donation is appreciated. NO child will be turned away.
Fluoride varnish is a sticky, honey like material that is applied to the teeth with a small brush. It is called varnish due to its sticky consistency.
Fluoride varnish can be applied 4-6 times per year, and can decrease further cavity development by about 38%.
A typical fluoride varnish application costs roughly $25.00 plus the cost of an office visit.
Fluoride varnish is safe. It adheres to teeth once it comes in contact with saliva and is precisely applied to the teeth.
Fluoride varnish is approved by the American Dental Association and the Federal Drug Administration.
Fluoride is an effective way to prevent cavities and tooth decay. Another safe and benificial way to prevent decay is varnish (sealant). The CDC provides some facts about the benifits of the vanish (sealant).
LB SMILES is providing an opportunity for children to
receive a fluoride varnish application for their teeth.
This program should NOT replace your child’s regular dental visits.