Welcome to a brighter dental future with St. Lawrence Dentistry in the scenic Port Credit district of Mississauga, near the serene Lake Ontario!
Under the guidance of Dr. Hawryluk, we’re excited to share how our fluoride varnish treatments can transform your dental health.
What is Fluoride Varnish?
Fluoride varnish is not just a treatment; it’s a dental superhero! This concentrated suspension of fluoride, carefully applied by our friendly dental hygienists, isn’t a permanent coat. Instead, it’s a temporary yet powerful ally for your teeth, sticking to the tooth surface for several hours and releasing beneficial minerals.
Why Fluoride Varnish?
Imagine a shield protecting your teeth from decay, strengthening them, and soothing sensitivity. That’s fluoride varnish for you! It’s a popular choice in Canada and worldwide. Studies, including those from the Canadian and European dental associations, give it a thumbs-up for preventing tooth decay.
Our Choice: MI Varnish
At St. Lawrence Dentistry, we’ve chosen MI Varnish for its outstanding release of calcium and fluoride ions. It’s a favorite because It offers comprehensive protection and remineralization.
The Science Speaks Volumes
A Cochrane study in 2020 showed the benefits of fluoride varnish in preventing cavities, especially on first permanent molars. Though not superior to resin-based fissure sealants, the combination of sealing and varnishing shows promising results.
Fluoride Varnish: The Fun and Easy Way to Dental Health
Kids love it, and adults appreciate it! With different flavors and a rapid dry time, fluoride varnish is hassle-free. It’s especially great for those with a strong gag reflex, as it requires only a tiny amount and has minimal ingestion risk. Plus, it’s a safe choice without the risk of dental fluorosis.
A Few Considerations
Remember, post-treatment, avoid brightly colored foods to prevent temporary staining. Let’s discuss alternatives to MI varnish if you have a milk casein protein allergy.
Who Benefits the Most?
Fluoride varnish can be your go-to choice if you have sensitive teeth, have a high caries risk, or need a home-bound dental solution. It’s also ideal for preventing white spots around orthodontic appliances.
Visit Us in Port Credit
We hope this glimpse into the world of fluoride varnish has been enlightening. Ready to experience top-notch dental care in the charming Port Credit area of Mississauga? Dr. Hawryluk and our team at St. Lawrence Dentistry are eager to welcome you and help you achieve optimal oral health!
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