International Journal of Community Dentistry

: 2021  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 59--61

Fluoride varnish − A review

K Mahalakshmi, Shilpa Ajai 
 Meenakshi Ammal Dental College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. K Mahalakshmi
Meenakshi Ammal Dental College, Maduravoyal, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

The growing emphasis on prevention-based dentistry has led to rapid development of newer and more innovative treatment modalities aimed at early disease prevention. In this context, fluoride varnishes are fast becoming an integral component of prevention-based programs along with patient and parent education. Fluoride varnishes adhere to enamel, and calcium fluoride formed after application acts as a long-term reservoir of fluoride. Four applications per year or three weekly applications once a year have been found to be effective. Application is fast and easy. No acute toxicity has been reported after using any fluoride varnish.

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Mahalakshmi K, Ajai S. Fluoride varnish − A review.Int J Community Dent 2021;9:59-61

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Mahalakshmi K, Ajai S. Fluoride varnish − A review. Int J Community Dent [serial online] 2021 [cited 2023 Sep 28 ];9:59-61
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