Fluoride Varnish Programme
The community fluoride varnish programme runs only in Islington at present and is designed to improve the dental health of young children. Islington has one of the highest levels of child tooth decay in London and stark inequalities exist across the borough.
Fluoride varnish is proven to be a safe and effective way of preventing tooth decay.
The programme involves a team of staff from Whittington Health Dental Services visiting schools to apply the varnish to children whose parents have given consent.