Fluoride Varnish Dental Treatment
Fluoride varnish is a dental treatment that can help prevent tooth decay, fluoride is a mineral that can strength tooth enamel.
Fluoride Varnish is highly concentrated form of fluoride applied to tooth surface by dentist.
1.Caries active individuals.
2.As a primary preventive measure for moderate and high caries risk patients.
3.Children shortly after period of tooth extraction.
4.Children aged 5 and younger.
5.Desensitizing agent for exposed roots.
6.On advance enamel carious lesions.
7.Fluoridated cavity varnish.
8.Around orthodontic bands and brackets.
9.Patient with fixed and removable prosthesis.
10.Individuals under medication that decrease salivary flow.
11.Mentally and physically challenged individuals.
1.Patients with low caries risk.
2.Treatment areas of aesthetic concern.
3.Patient with ulcerative gingivitis and stomatitis.
Frequently asked questions
What should I expect during the application process?
Fluoride varnish will be painted on your child’s teeth in a quick and easy process. Despite being well accepted by children, there is a possibility that your child may cry during the application. Babies and children do not like having things put in their mouth. child’s teeth to be dull yellow after the fluoride varnish is painted on, this yellow color will come off the moment you brush your child’s teeth.
Is Fluoride Varnish Safe?
Fluoride varnish is safe and used by dentists and doctors all over the world to help prevent tooth decay in children. Only a small amount is used, and hardly any fluoride is swallowed. It is quickly applied and hardens, fluoride varnish make teeth look yellow or teeth look dull. However, the color of your child's teeth will return to normal after the fluoride varnish is brushed off.
How Do I Care for My Child's Teeth After Fluoride Varnish is Applied?
Your child can eat and drink right after the fluoride varnish is applied. But only give your child soft foods and cold or warm (not hot) foods or liquids and avoid hard and sticky foods for 24hours child is not supposed to brush or floss teeth for at least 4 to 6 hours or to wait until the next morning to brush or floss .
How often should Fluoride Varnish be applied?
Fluoride varnish can be applied up to 4 times per year or every 3 months. Studies show that children who get fluoride varnish every 3 months have fewer cavities than those who get it less often or not at all.