Dental Flouride Varnish Team

The Oral Health Improvement Programme provides fluoride tooth varnish twice (or up to four times) a year, for children aged three to five years in early years and school settings.

Fluoride varnish teamThe initiative was developed following a national survey by Public Health England, which identified that children in Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale have poor oral health.

What is fluoride varnish?

Fluoride varnish is a thin layer of fluoride that is applied to the teeth. It’s golden/ yellow in colour and tastes very pleasant                                    

Advantages of fluoride varnish

  • It helps prevent tooth decay
  • It strengthens tooth enamel
  • Fluoride varnish reduces decay by up to 35% in addition to tooth brushing

What happens during treatment?

Fluoride varnish is carried out by three fully qualified senior dental nurses. It's applied in three easy steps:

  1. Open wide
  2. Dry teeth with a cotton wool roll
  3. Apply a thin coating of fluoride on to the teeth with a little brush.

Referral pathway

The team are not open to referrals as the initiative has been commissioned  to reach school and early years’ settings in HMR which have already been identified.


Contact Information

Milnrow Health Centre
Stonefield Street
OL16 4HZ
01706 652551
No fax available
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Opening Hours

8.30am – 5pm, Monday to Friday

Referral Methods

  • No referrals accepted