Preventative dental care is of the utmost importance for ensuring oral health.
There are a number of solutions Dr. Joy M. Miller employs to improve dental health. One of the most effective is fluoride varnish.
There are a number of reasons that we encourage the use of fluoride varnish.
Benefits of Fluoride Varnish in Preventative Dental Care
Fluoride Varnish is Effective
Fluoride can stop or even reverse the effects of tooth decay, helping prevent cavities by aiding in remineralization of the tooth surface. Most dental professionals consider it to be the most effective preventative dental care method.
Fluoride Varnish Benefits Children & Adults
While fluoride varnish is regularly used in pediatric dental care, adults can also benefit from its application, particularly if they suffer from tooth decay, gum recession, and dental sensitivity, among other oral health issues.
Fluoride Varnish Simply Lasts Longer
Unlike with foam trays, after receiving a fluoride varnish treatment you do not need to wait before eating or drinking. The varnish has a very quick application process and stays on the teeth longer than with a foam tray application. Also, fluoride varnish sticks directly to the tooth’s surface and does not come off until it is brushed away or washed down by a hot liquid.
Fluoride Varnish is Safe & Easy to Apply
Fluoride varnish is safe for adult and pediatric applications. There is minimal ingestion during and after treatment, as fluoride varnish dries upon contact with saliva. Application is also hassle-free because the varnishing process does not require use of specialized dental equipment.
For more on fluoride varnish or for answers to all your oral health FAQs, contact the dental office of Joy M. Miller, D.D.S. or schedule your appointment for preventative dental care today!