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varnish

(var'nish)
A solution of gums and resins in a solvent. When these are applied to a surface, the solvent evaporates and leaves a hard, more or less flexible film. In dentistry, varnishes are used to protect sensitive tooth areas such as the pulp. Synonym: cavity varnish

cavity varnish

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Before the erosive cycles, the fluoride varnishes were applied in a thin layer using a microbrush, and the specimens were stored in artificial saliva at 25[degrees]C for six hours [10, 26, 27].
Mineral density distributions of enamel specimens after the application of various varnishes, demineralization, and pH-cycling treatment were characterized using high-resolution desktop microcomputed tomography system (Skyscan 1172, Skyscan N.V, Aartselaar, Belgium) at an accelerating source voltage of 100 keV, a source current of 100 *A, and an exposure time of 885.
Water and solvent based paints and varnishes still dominate the market quantitatively with shares of 55% and 37% respectively - however, they get more and more competition.
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Russia is preparing to host major international events including the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi and the 2012 APR: Summit in Vladivostok which will require substantial construction activity in infrastructure, commercial, and residential sectors over the forecast period which will stimulate the growth for paints and varnishes.
Wear rubber gloves and old clothes when using oil-based paints and varnishes, as they're hard to remove from your skin - and anything else you get them on.
Keeping fluoride in the mouth enhances its ability to arrest demineralization and promote remineralization, and varnishes are better for this purpose than fluoridated drinking water or toothpaste.
Considering the differences in the chemical composition between some domestic and imported fluoride varnishes and also the differences in costs, an assessment of the therapeutic effects of each of these products seems to be of particular interest to Brazilian public health services.