What is Fluoride Varnish?

Fluoride varnish may be a dental treatment which will help prevent cavity , slow it down, or stop it from getting worse. Fluoride varnish is formed with fluoride, a mineral which will strengthen enamel (outer coating on teeth).

Keep in mind that fluoride varnish treatments cannot completely prevent cavities. Fluoride varnish treatments can best help prevent decay when a toddler is additionally brushing using the proper amount of toothpaste with fluoride, flossing regularly, getting regular care , and eating a healthy diet.

How is Fluoride Varnish Put on the Teeth?

Fluoride varnish is painted on the highest and sides of every tooth with alittle brush. it’s sticky but hardens once it comes in touch with saliva. Your child may feel the hardened varnish together with his tongue but won’t be ready to lick the varnish off.

It doesn’t hurt when the varnish is applied. However, young children should cry before or during the procedure. Fortunately, brushing on the varnish takes only a couple of minutes. Also, applying the varnish could also be easier when a toddler is crying because his mouth are going to be slightly open.

You may be asked to carry your child in your lap while you’re placed knee-to-knee with the person applying the varnish.

How Do I Care for My family's Teeth After Fluoride Varnish is Applied?

Here are general guidelines on the way to look after your child’s teeth after fluoride varnish is applied. ask your child’s doctor for the other special instructions.
Your child can eat and drink right after the fluoride varnish is applied. But only give your child soft foods and cold or warm (not hot) foods or liquids.
Do not brush or floss teeth for a minimum of 4 to six hours. Your child’s doctor may tell you to attend until subsequent morning to brush or floss. Remind your child to spit when rinsing, if he knows the way to spit.
Steps to good dental health include:
Regular care by a dentist trained to treat young children
Getting enough fluoride
Regular brushing and flossing
Eating right