Research shows that fluoride varnish is highly effective at reducing tooth decay if it is applied twice a year.
Fluoride varnish should be applied at least twice yearly in all children.
Fluoride varnish provides extra protection against tooth decay when used in addition to brushing.
Fluoride varnish is a pale yellow gel that sets quickly when applied to children’s teeth using a soft brush.
The varnish sets quickly, has a pleasant taste and a fruity smell.
Scientific studies have shown that fluoride varnish gives added protection to teeth against decay when used in addition to brushing teeth regularly with fluoride toothpaste.
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Your child should be offered fluoride varnish application at least twice yearly from the age of two. This is applied to teeth at the dental practice by a member of the dental team.
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