Fluoride varnish is a preventive care treatment that can help prevent cavities or slow down tooth decay by strengthening the tooth enamel.
Keep in mind that fluoride treatments are most effective when combined with:
- Brushing with fluoride-containing toothpaste
- Regular flossing
- A healthy diet for the young patient
- A dental appointment every six months
The dentist can apply fluoride varnish twice a year as a part of your child’s regular dental care routine. This pediatric dentistry procedure is safe, quick, and painless. Your child should avoid eating hard foods, drinking hot liquids, brushing, and flossing at least four to six hours after a fluoride application.