Oral Health Programs

Fluoride Supplements

Children six months to 16 years old with non-fluoridated water systems may be eligible to receive FREE fluoride supplements through the Health Department.  If the family has well water, we will provide a water test to check the fluoride level and determine the appropriate dosage. Fluoride application forms are available at our office. Click here for more information (.pdf).

Fluoride Mouth Rinse

Students in grades 1st through 5th/6th with non-fluoridated water systems may receive weekly FREE fluoride mouthrinse at their school. Permission slips are sent home at the beginning of each school year.

Dental Sealant Program

WI Seal-ASmile 2011-2012 Achievement AwardForest County Health Department partners with the Northwoods Dental Project to provide FREE sealant and varnish programs at our headstarts and schools.

The Dental Sealant program is offered to students in 2nd and 6th grades in Forest county for FREE. Sealants are a thin plastic coating that is painted onto the chewing surfaces, or grooved areas of the back teeth or molars. The children will receive an oral health exam, dental supplies and oral health education.

Fluoride Varnish Program

The Fluoride Varnish Program is a free, school-based Fluoride Varnish program offered to children ages six months through five years of age who are enrolled in or are eligible for Early Head Start, Head Start, and Pre-K classes. Children receive an oral health exam, fluoride varnish applications, dental supplies and parent letter containing results and recommendations from the exam. Click here for additional information from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (.pdf).