What does Fluoride Varnish do?

Fluoride varnish is used to help with tooth sensitivity and tooth decay prevention, Once applied, the fluoride will last for 2-3 months. It will help decrease tooth decay by 25%.

The varnish, is 5% Sodium Fluoride,  takes minutes to apply in the dental office and costs @$50. It appears clear on the teeth and should be kept on the teeth for 6-8 hours. One can eat and drink immediately afterwards.  In some cases, dental insurance will cover it. Over-the-counter toothpastes with fluoride have roughly .2% fluoride.  In our office, we have personally seen patients, who have had tooth sensitivity decrease or even disappear.

Sonal Patel, DDS

 

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About Sonal Patel DDS

San Francisco General & Cosmetic Dentist. At my practice, we see adults & children. The procedures we do include, but are not limited to: teeth whitening, white (composite fillings), porcelain crowns, dental implants, nightguards, teeth cleanings, fluoride treatments, partial and complete dentures. We are a caring, patient-centered office with the latest technolgy and provide dental care with a gentle touch & strive for excellent customer service!
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