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Fluoride Mouthrinse Program

The school-based Fluoride Mouthrinse Program (FMRP) helps prevent tooth decay and is offered to children in elementary schools in communities without enough fluoride in the drinking water. Once a week, students (with consent from parents) swish a 0.2 percent solution of sodium fluoride in their mouths for one minute.  

The Fluoride Mouthrinse Program Manual provides information for school principals, teachers, school nurses, FMRP coordinators and parents. It includes program administration guidelines, policies and procedures, teacher recommendations and forms. The manual was last updated in March 2016, and is only available online.

The FMRP is operating during the 2017-18 school year. Please contact the Oral Health Program at 614/466-4180 or BCFHS@odh.ohio.gov for more information. You can also learn more about the program from this fact sheet.

 

Last Updated: 10/18/17