Sioux Lookout Zone Fluoride Varnish Program Baby teeth – keep them beautiful with fluoride varnish

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The Sioux Lookout Fluoride Varnish Program is a community-based oral health promotion program designed to reduce early childhood caries among 6 months to 5 years old Aboriginal children. Community-based nutrition educators provide oral health counseling to prenatal and new mothers and apply fluoride varnish twice per year to children. Fluoride varnish treatment conferred an 18% reduction in the 2-year mean net decay missing filled surfaces (dmfs) increment for Aboriginal children and a 25% reduction for all children. Children in the control group had 1.96 times higher caries incidence compared to those in the fluoride varnish group (95%CI = 1.08–3.56).

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