Kindergarten students in Haliburton County will have access to free Fluoride Varnish this year. The HKPR District Health Unit is offering the program after it’s been a success in daycares for a few years. Anna Rusak is a health promoter and she says fluoride is just one thing that can help prevent tooth decay.

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According to the health unit, childhood tooth decay affects up to 40 percent of kindergarten students they screen. Parents can expect to get an information package and a consent form in the first few weeks of school.