Because healthy teeth are important for children’s overall wellbeing, Breathitt County Health Department nurses Atta Turner and Freda Napier came to MRC to apply the second dose of fluoride varnish to participating students.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, fluoride varnish is a dental treatment that can help prevent tooth decay, slow it down, or stop it from getting worse. Fluoride varnish is a mineral that strengthens tooth enamel. Keep in mind that fluoride varnish treatments work best in conjunction with brushing, flossing, getting regular dental care, and eating a healthy diet.
Since beginning a program of providing dental care and fluoride varnish in the school and encouraging families to visit their child’s regular dentist, MRC has seen a significant decrease in the number of children with severe dental issues. FRC Coordinator Jackie O’Neill would like to express thanks to parents and guardians for helping provide students with the best overall dental health.