A fluoride varnish was used today for your fluoride treatment. Research shows fluoride varnish safely provides optimal protection, delivering the highest fluoride concentration possible to the tooth surface. Fluoride varnish is more efficacious than rinse or foam treatment (1). The fluoride varnish may appear white and feel sticky! If you can manage, leave it on until you brush your teeth tonight.
To obtain the maximum benefit, we ask that you follow these recommendations after you leave the office.
- Avoid eating and drinking for an hour.
- Avoid brushing or flossing until before bed.
- Eat a soft food diet for the next 4-6 hours.
- Avoid hot drinks and products containing alcohol (beverages, oral rinses) for 4 hours