Fluoride Varnish Application in 5 Items

Fluoride Varnish Application in 5 Items

What is Fluoride Varnish Application?

Fluoride varnish application is among the preventive oral and dental health treatments. With the application of fluoride varnish, it is aimed to strengthen the tooth enamel structure and make it resistant to caries, thus preventing the formation of caries. Clinical studies have shown that fluoride prevents caries by 30-40%. Its application more than 2 times a year effectively prevents dental caries in people in the high risk group.

Is Fluoride Varnish Application Harmful?

Fluoride Varnish application is not harmful and it is a very safe application. When it is applied to the tooth surface, the risk of ingestion and fluoride toxicity is almost non-existent, as it dries and hardens in a short time by contact with saliva. For this reason, children under the age of 6 can also be used safely.

To Whom Is Fluoride Varnish Application Applied?

It can be applied safely from infancy. It is applied to sensitive teeth in children at risk of caries, especially in order to prevent baby bottle caries, fissure caries, secondary caries, orthodontic applications, exposed tooth roots, and white lesions that we call initial caries.

How is Fluoride Varnish Application Applied?

Saliva isolation is provided with cotton rolls, tooth surface should be slightly moist. With the help of disposable brushes, the varnish is applied to the tooth surface in a thin layer. Some varnishes may create temporary yellow discoloration on the tooth surface. Then the tooth will take its own color.

Considerations After Fluoride Varnish Application

After the fluoride varnish is applied as a thin layer on the tooth surface, it is necessary not to eat or drink anything for at least 2 hours after the application so that the applied layer does not deteriorate.

The person should not brush their teeth on the day of the application. Regular brushing should be continued from the next day.


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