Topical Fluoride

Topical fluoride is a preventative agent applied to tooth enamel surface. Fluoride varnish is brushed or “painted” on the tooth enamel by the pediatric dentist or dental hygienist. Your child will be able to eat or drink, avoiding crunchy food items and hot beverages, after the varnish treatment is applied. Brushing and flossing should be avoided for 4-6 hours after the fluoride treatment to achieve the maximum benefit.