Fluoride varnish is a quick way to help protect your teeth from developing cavities. It takes one minute to apply fluoride varnish and only needs 30 minutes without eating or drinking to help strengthen your teeth. We begin by drying your teeth with air or a soft piece of cotton gauze. Then, we use a small brush to apply the varnish to all of your natural teeth. The varnish becomes a thin layer on the teeth and starts working immediately to repair and strengthen the teeth. Click here to make an appointment for an exam and this simple procedure that will help protect your teeth from cavities.
The fluoride in the varnish create stronger bonds in your enamel of your teeth, the strongest substance in the body, and helps protect your teeth against demineralizing. Even the strength of enamel sometimes isn’t enough to stop the attack of bacteria that cause cavities. Your teeth are subject to an environment that leads to the break down of tooth structure whenever you eat or drink, especially more acidic foods or beverages. Fluoride varnish, which sticks onto the teeth for longer than toothpaste or mouthwash, help protect the teeth by allowing the fluoride to be in contact longer with the teeth, to be absorbed into them and strengthening them. If you would like stronger teeth, you can call us today at 480-471-8553.
With a healthy diet and good oral hygiene, fluoride varnish can be part of a personalized plan to help your protect your teeth. During our exam, we will discuss with your risk for developing cavities and determine if fluoride varnish should be a part of your treatment plan to help prevent cavities. There are many components that cause a person to develop cavities. Let us help you look at your habits, good and bad, to determine if fluoride varnish can be helpful for your overall plan to keep your teeth for life.
At our office in Gilbert, we offer fluoride varnish as a way to help our patients that are at moderate or high risk of developing cavities. It isn’t needed by everyone but for most people, it is a quick, painless procedure as part of a personalized treatment plan to make sure their oral health is the best it can be. Enter your email address here for a quiz to help determine if fluoride varnish can help you make your teeth stronger and less likely to develop cavities