Fluoride Varnish – A Review

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V.Ranjith Akshay Seshadri
Mahesh Ramakrishnan

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Fluoride, fluoride varnish ,novel, early childhood caries ,dental caries

Abstract

This review article provides an overview of the use of fluoride varnish in dental practice. Fluoride varnish is a topical fluoride treatment that has been shown to be effective in preventing dental caries, particularly in children and adolescents. The article discusses the mechanism of action of fluoride varnish, its application techniques, and its safety profile. The review also covers the evidence supporting the use of fluoride varnish in various patient populations, including high-risk individuals and those with special needs. Additionally, the article explores the potential side effects of fluoride varnish, as well as strategies to minimize these effects. Finally, the review highlights the importance of incorporating fluoride varnish into a comprehensive preventive oral health program.

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