Fluoride Varnish is a thin coating of resin containing fluoride which protects your teeth from decay.
A dental professional applies the varnish to all surfaces of your teeth. Fluoride varnish has a higher concentration of fluoride than gels, foams, rinses, and pastes. It is less toxic to children because less of the product is swallowed during application. Fluoride varnish comes in a variety of tasty flavors.
Our office has found that most children and teens prefer fluoride varnish over previous fluoride methods, especially because there is no need to wait to eat or drink afterwards.
Fluoride varnish is an excellent desensitizer, too. We routinely apply varnish to our adult patients who have sensitive teeth.