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 the 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.