What is fluoride varnish and what is it used for?
Fluoride varnish provides extra protection against tooth decay when used in addition to brushing. Fluoride varnish is a pale yellow gel that sets quickly when applied to children’s teeth using a soft brush. The varnish sets quickly, has a pleasant taste and a fruity smell.
Scientific studies have shown that fluoride varnish gives added protection to teeth against decay when used in addition to brushing teeth regularly with fluoride toothpaste.
After the application
The fluoride varnish should remain on the child’s teeth for the rest of the day and also overnight to provide the most benefit.
Please make sure:
- You do not brush your child’s teeth tonight, but from tomorrow morning brush them at least twice daily, in the morning and last thing at night using toothpaste containing at least 1000 – 1500 ppm (parts per million) fluoride.