Fluoride Supplementation and Dental Varnishing

At Chapel Hill Pediatrics, we view oral health as a crucial part of a child’s well-being.  Luckily, we are fortunate to partner with many excellent local pediatric and family dentists, and we strive to ensure that each patient establishes, a dental home by age 3. We include an assessment of oral health as part of well child visits and apply fluoride varnish (to prevent cavities) at every checkup from the time of tooth eruption until age of 3 years (unless the child is receiving fluoride varnish at their dentist’s office). We encourage all patients over age 6 months to drink fluoridated water and provide prescriptions for supplemental fluoride to families whose drinking water does not have added fluoride.