Fluoride Information

  • Fluoride Information

    Parents of Elementary Students

    The Northern York County School District if offering a valuable health service to students.

    Children in grades 1 through 5 will have the opportunity to receive a chewable fluoride tablet per day, with parental permission.
     child's teacher will give these tablets to your child each day.  Clinical studies have shown that these tablets will reduce the incidence of tooth decay and are especially valuable to small children when their teeth are developing.

    Parents, please check with your family dentist or physician about taking fluoride supplements at home on a daily basis.  Children presently taking fluoride as prescribed by a dentist or physician should NOT receive the additional amount and should NOT be enrolled in the program.

    Due to the scheduling of the school day, your child will receive a fluoride tablet at approximately 9:00 am.  For optimum absorption of the fluoride, your child should have a breakfast by 8:00 am.  If breakfast is given later, there will be no harm to your child, however the maximum benefit of the fluoride may not occur.

    Please complete the Medical Verification Form on the parent portal or the printable form below and return to the school.

    Thank you for your cooperation.

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