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Benefits of Fluoride Varnish Treatment

January 21, 2016
Posted By: Dr Jeffery Young, DDS
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One of the best things you can do for the health of your teeth is to use more products with fluoride. It has been shown to be the most beneficial products in preventing tooth decay, while also making the enamel of your tooth stronger. While there are many products that have fluoride, such as tooth paste and mouthwash, fluoride varnish treatments will give you better and faster protection.


At Kuras Dental Health Associates, we offer fluoride varnish treatments to our patients in the Monroe, MI area so they can have stronger, healthier teeth and avoid the pain and expense of tooth decay.

What is Fluoride Varnish

Fluoride varnishes are polishes made up of five-percent sodium fluoride. They provide a highly concentrated dose of fluoride that is placed directly on the tooth’s surface. They work better than most fluoride treatments because they stay on your teeth for a longer period of time. Because fluoride varnishes contain such a high percent of fluoride it is best to get fluoride treatments done by your dentist.

How Fluoride Varnishes Work

As we age, our teeth naturally become weaker and our enamel begins to wear down. The foods we consume also have a major impact on the strength of our teeth and can make them more prone to tooth decay. Fluorides work by interfering with the bacteria in your mouth and reducing their acid production in order to slow the demineralization of your teeth.

Who Can Benefit from Fluoride Varnish Treatments

The most common reason people get fluoride treatments is to slow or reverse the tooth decay process, yet, it can also be used for prevention as well. People with sensitive teeth, poor oral hygiene, or dry mouth can use fluoride treatments to strengthen their teeth against tooth decay. Those that have undergone several invasive dental procedures and have crowns or fillings should also consider the treatment to avoid further damage.

The Best in Dental Care

Fluoride is vital to helping you keep your teeth healthy, yet low concentrated products may not be enough. We offer the most current in dental procedures and treatments in order to give our patients the best care in the Monroe, MI area. If you would like more information on fluoride varnish treatments, please do not hesitate to contact our office.  

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