Willow Pediatric Dentistry of Tecumseh

What is fluoride varnish?

Fluoride varnish is a topical fluoride used to prevent tooth decay. According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, fluoride is a safe and effective supplement in reducing the risk of caries and reversing enamel demineralization.


Fluoride is painted on the tooth surfaces with a soft brush. It forms a sticky covering over the tooth and becomes hard as soon as saliva in the mouth touches it. Application is quick and painless. Fluoride varnish is offered in several different flavors.


Your child can eat and drink right away. We recommend that your child stays away from sticky or chewy foods and does not brush or floss for 4 hours after application. If you have any questions about fluoride varnish, please contact our office.

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