LIBERTY Dental Plan health tip:
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what is ﬂuoride varnish?
Fluoride varnish is a liquid coating containing ﬂuoride that is painted on the teeth. It
strengthens the teeth and helps prevent tooth decay.
why should ﬂuoride varnish be applied?
Fluoride varnish should be put on a child’s teeth because cavities can begin as soon as
the ﬁrst tooth comes in. Cavities in baby teeth can cause pain and can prevent children
from sleeping, speaking, and even learning properly. Children do not lose all their baby
teeth until they are 11 or 12 years old. Tooth decay is the most common preventable
disease in children.
how is ﬂuoride varnish applied?
Fluoride varnish is applied with a small brush. The tasteless, quick drying liquid is applied to
clean, dry teeth.
after the ﬂuoride varnish application procedure:
Eat only soft foods for at least 2 hours after treatment
Do not consume hot drinks or use mouthwash for at least 6 hours after treatment
Wait 24 hours until brushing and ﬂossing teeth
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