Fluoride varnish is a highly concentrated form of fluoride which is applied to the tooth’s surface as a type of topical fluoride therapy. It is most often applied to the enamel, dentine, or cementum of the tooth in order to prevent decay.
Fluoride varnish is made of a high concentration of fluoride and a fast drying, alcohol and resin solution. It can help you re-mineralize your teeth, preventing future cavities and helping to reverse any existing damage caused by incipient cavities, or early evidence of a forming cavity.
Fluoride varnishes are available in different flavors, and can thus be advantageous when treating younger patients. They are not bitter, but can sometimes cause nausea, especially when consuming food within twenty-four hours of post treatment. They have an easy application and dry rapidly. Due to the small amounts used and rapid setting time, there is a negligible amount of fluoride ingested. Therefore, fluoride varnish is a great preventive treatment!
If you want to find out more about fluoride varnish, be sure to call or visit 7 Day Dental today!