Fluoride varnish (fluoride treatment) will strengthen enamel against the damage that acidic bacteria can cause.
WHAT DOES FLUORIDE TREATMENT DO FOR YOUR CHILDREN?
Once teeth are developed, fluoride makes the entire tooth structure more resistant to decay and promotes remineralization, which aids in repairing early decay before the damage is even visible. In addition, fluoride treatment can treat tooth hypersensitivity.
WHO NEEDS IT?
Virtually all public health authorities and medical associations worldwide recommend that children receive a minimum (and maximum) level of fluoride. Children need fluoride to protect their permanent teeth as they are forming. The main candidates for Fluoride treatment are children with a higher risk of tooth decay. This includes children who have:
- A history of tooth decay (cavities)
- Poor dental hygiene
- Tooth anatomy with sharp pit and fissures
- Diets that are high in sugars/carbohydrates
WHAT IS THE BEST CURRENT METHOD OF FLUORIDE APPLICATION FOR YOUR CHILDREN
At Starlight, we are using Enamelast Varnish from Ultradent (USA) with 5% sodium fluoride, (22,600 ppm fluoride). Enamelast Fluoride varnish is developed to prolong the contact time between fluoride and tooth surface ( longer time versus topical application of a gel in the dentist’s office) so that the tooth becomes more resistant to caries attack.
What is the best current method to keep everyone’s smile strong and protected?