Fluoride’s ability to inhibit or even reverse the initiation and progression of dental caries is well documented.
Fluoride varnishes were developed to improve the efficacy and safety of topical fluoride.
For more than 30 years, fluoride varnishes have been the standard of care for the professional application of topical fluoride in Europe.
The primary reasons for the wide acceptance of fluoride varnishes include the ease of use, safety, and convenient application procedure.
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With fluoride varnishes, the amount of fluoride exposure to patients can be better controlled, and less chair time is required compared with the conventional use of foams and gels that require suction devices and trays.
Authored by Jaana Autio-Gold, D.D.S, PhD