Fluoride enters the teeth and hardens them. This helps to stop new cavities from forming on the crown and exposed root surfaces by almost 70%. Varnish also re-strengthens teeth that have beginning cavities, helping to prevent the need to have the beginning cavities filled. Fluoride varnish is also proven to help reduce tooth sensitivity.
Varnish is safe for patients of all ages and application frequency can be discussed at your next visit. The application process is easy and only takes a couple of minutes. Because a small amount is used, almost no fluoride is swallowed. Once the varnish is applied we will give you brief instructions and you will be on your way.
- from Amber C. (Dental Hygienist)