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.
How does it prevent caries ????
- Fluoride inhibits the bacterial growth by inhibiting certain enzyme such as enolase therby exhibiting antibacterial effect.
- 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 don't brush your child's teeth tonight