Safe and effective disease prevention will improve oral health and prevent disease.
Oral Health programs offered by the health department in partnership with others include the fluoride mouth rinse school program, fluoride supplements and dental sealants.
Fluoride Mouth RinseWorking with our local school districts, a fluoride mouth rinse program is offered during the school year to promote oral health since many of our communities do not have fluoridated drinking water.
Children swish a fluoride solution once a week during the school day over the 30 week period.
We order materials for all the districts except Chippewa Falls which does their own ordering and the Bloomer School District which does not participate.
For more information contact our office:
- Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone - 715-726-7900
Fluoride SupplementFluoride supplements are available at no charge for children up to age 16 who live in Chippewa County communities or rural areas where there is no fluoride in the drinking water.
Participation is limited to 150 children at any one time.
The supplement is taken daily in order to promote dental health.
Seal A Smile
The health department cooperates with the Rural Health Dental Clinic based in Menomonie Wisconsin to offer dental sealants for children.
We work in conjunction with school districts in our community and provide the service at the school during the school day.