fluoride varnish


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fluor·ide var·nish

(flōrīd vahrnish)
Clinically applied varnishlike coating with high concentrations of fluoride (20,000 ppm or greater) applied to the teeth every 3 to 6 months; intended to reduce tooth decay.
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Children enrolled in Head Start (ages three to five) will receive two applications of fluoride varnish, and children enrolled in Early Head Start (ages birth to three) will receive four applications.
The program, a partnership between the Cecil County Health Department and the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, provides oral health education, screenings and fluoride varnish to children, from infants to 12-year-olds.
They were examined at baseline and randomly assigned to 1 of 4 groups: water (control), chlorhexidine varnish, sodium fluoride varnish or silver diamine fluoride solution (SDF).
For children, there's good evidence that the use of fluoride varnish or sealants can be a powerful tool to prevent cavities.
Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended that primary care clinicians apply fluoride varnish to the primary teeth of all infants and children starting at the age of primary tooth eruption.
Effect of 5% fluoride varnish application on caries among school children in rural Brazil: a randomized controlled trial.
6 ppm F); and periodically applying fluoride varnish to primary teeth starting at the age of tooth eruption through age 5 years.
The scheme includes supervised tooth brushing in schools and nurseries and the application of fluoride varnish and fissure sealants underpinned by oral health education and promotion.
A randomized clinical trial found that fluoride varnish treatment, combined with parent counseling, can reduce caries by up to 50 percent in high-risk children (Weintraub et al.
Do you recommend the use of fluoride varnish to the patients at the start of orthodontic treatment?