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Fluoride Varnish and Oral Health Measures

A fluoride varnish is a highly concentrated form of fluoride which is applied to the tooth’s surface by a dentist or a dental hygienist or other healthcare professional as a type of topical fluoride therapy.

A fluoride application on the tooth surface provides sufficient protection to the superficial layer of the tooth (enamel) and reduces tooth sensitivity. Fluoride varnish application is suitable for young patients. We have a multispecialty team at Bluetooth Dental Studio and specialists for paediatric patients, who will collect detail history of the patient and if any allergies, mouth ulcers, asthma, recent hospitalisation record or presence of increased fluoride intake over daily count is found then fluoride varnish is not applied on the same day or to the patient without the consent of a general physician.


Procedure: A pale yellow gel is rubbed onto the exposed and non-exposed surface of the teeth by a cotton pellet or a soft brush. The gel sets very quickly but the total time taken for a final set of the varnish gel is about 4 to 6 hours. The gel has a pleasant taste to amuse the young patients. Fluoride application is used as a dental care regiment and can be used 4-5 times a year with the starting of the primary tooth. This is a very small, cost-effective procedure and can be carried out smoothly in a very less time.

We will advise the patient, not the brush, floss, rinse mouth or take any hard and hot food and beverages during the treatment period for better setting of the varnish or it will be easily brushed away with the food. The patient can take soft food diet during this time. If possible then the patient is asked to have minimal activity with the treated teeth that very day. This will help the varnish to interact with the tooth material to prevent the teeth from any decay. From next day regular brushing is advised twice daily followed by flossing.

  • The American Dental Association favors the use of fluoride varnishes as a protective process towards good oral health. When it comes to your good oral health, a preventive approach is made to accomplish the work. Some basic piece of advice to maintain a good oral health:
  • A child is unable to clean the oral cavity on its own so parents are there to help them. It is advised to clean the gum pads of an infant with a moist cotton swab after every feeding this would prevent the formation of a micro-bacterial entertainer in the oral cavity.
  • Same applies for a grownup individual, to rinse properly after every meal so that no food particles are left stick with the tooth.
  • To give proper time interval of at least 3 hours after each meal that the acidic nature of per food intake subsides during the next.
  • Reduce the intake of sweet or sticky food, reduce beverages.
  • Rinse with mouthwash after brushing and flossing.

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