Fluoride Varnish

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What is the purpose of Fluoride Varnish?

By strenghtening teeth with fluor which is the building stone of tooth enamel, it is aimed to make teeth become more resistant to decay formation.

To which teeth fluoride varnish is applied?

Fluor gel is applied to all the surfaces of all teeth.

Is Fluor gel chemical? Does it have side effects?

When it is correctly applied, it does not have any side effects.

For how long is Fluor gel application influential?

Depending on the decay risk group of your child, Fluor gel application is influential for 4 to 6 months. After these periods, it should be repeated. In this way, after a certain period, a certain quantity of fluor is stored for each new tooth.

How is fluoride varnish made?

In Fluor gel application, specially prepared fluor preparations are applied on the dental surfaces with a brush as eliminating saliva.

How long does Fluor application take?

Fluor application is a very simple preventative treatment that lasts for nearly 5 minutes.

What are the things to pay attention to after Fluoride varnish?

After the application for one hour nothing should be consumed. Milk and milk products should not be consumed for 24 hours, as including ice cream and chocolates.

What happens if milk products are consumed?

The impact of application gets reduced. It does not give any harm to your child.

What happens if we don’t have Fluoride varnish?

You will be deprived of an application providing protection against decays and strengthening the tooth structure.

Doctor who wrote the article: Pediatric Dentist Neşve Kayabaşoglu