Fluoride Varnish

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  • 1. VarnishDone by:Majd Hasanin
  • 2. Index• Dental Caries.• Effect of Fluoride on Tooth.• Forms of Fluoride.• What is “Fluoride Varnish”?• Indications for Using a Varnish.• Application of Fluoride Varnish.• Post-operative Care and Instructions.• Advantages of Fluoride Varnish.• Disadvantages of Fluoride Varnish.• Recent Varnish “DuraFlor Halo”.
  • 3. Dental Caries Dentals caries is an infectious microbiologic disease of the teeth that results in localized dissolution and destruction of the calcified tissues “Sturdevant”  Bacteria responsible of caries: Streptococcus Mutans And for the progression: Lactobacilli
  • 4. This diagram demonstrates the invasion ofbacteria into the tooth, starting with enamel.
  • 5. Effect of Fluoride on a Tooth?
  • 6. Effect of Fluoride on a Tooth? Fluoro- Surface apetie energy crystals increased Inhibiting Enloase Tooth Protection
  • 7. Types of FluoridesThere are different forms of fluoride that has been introduced to the market:1. Gels:
  • 8. Types of Fluorides cont.2. Foams:
  • 9. Types of Fluorides cont.3. Mouth Rinse (mouthwash):
  • 10. Types of Fluorides cont.4. Varnish:
  • 11. What is Fluoride Varnish? • Fluoride varnish is a protective coating that is painted on a childs teeth to prevent cavities. • It can also be painted on teeth that already have cavities. Fluoride can slow down or help stop cavities from getting bigger. • Fluoride varnish (5% sodium fluoride)
  • 12. Indications• Before deciding to use a varnish, the dentist you should keep in mind the following : Does the child get enough fluoride? Are the childs teeth brushed every day? Is there a history of tooth decay in the family? Does the child have poor feeding habits?
  • 13. Indications cont.• Varnish may be used in both children and adults, it is indicated in:1. For moderate – high caries risk patients.2. As a primary preventive measure.3. As a treatment for hypersensitive teeth.4. To decrease post-operative sensitivity (ex: after periodontal scaling).5. Used as a cavity liner.
  • 14. Video for Demonstrating the application
  • 15. Application of the Fluoride Varnish • It is very easily applied, shortly the steps are as follows: 1. Dry all the teeth with a 2 x 2 gauze.
  • 16. Application of the Fluoride Varnish cont. 2. Paint fluoride varnish on all tooth surfaces.
  • 17. Application of the Fluoride Varnish cont.
  • 18. Video for Demonstrating the application
  • 19. Post-operative Instructions: Simply: • Don’t eat for one hour. • Eat only soft foods at the next meal. • Avoid sticky foods for the rest of the day (e.g. fruit rollups, toffee, gum). • Don’t brush until the next morning.
  • 20. Advantages of the Fluoride Varnish over otherprofessionally used fluorides: • Providers find it easy to use and fast to apply. • Fluoride varnish can be swabbed directly on the teeth in less than 3 minutes and sits within a minute of contact with saliva. • Gels and foams require use of suction, air-drying the teeth, trays that may trigger gag reflexes and several minutes of contact with the teeth.
  • 21. Advantages of the Fluoride Varnish over otherprofessionally used fluorides: • Fluoride varnish is safe and poses less risk of an adverse reaction because only a small amount is used and less is swallowed. • It can be applied in any setting and does not require the use of dental equipment or instruments.
  • 22. Disadvantages of the Fluoride Varnish: • Yellow discoloration of teeth, gradually fades. • Undesirable taste in the mouth after the application.
  • 23. Recent Varnish “DuraFlor Halo” “DuraFlor Halo” is one of the recent varnishes that have been introduced to the market. They have couple of advantages over other varnish products; 1- No discoloration post-operatively (esthetically pleasing). 2- No bad taste, as it comes in two flavors (mint and berry). 3- More acceptable by children, thus fits with any age. 4- No cross contamination.
  • 24. Video demonstrating the reason of uniqueness ofDuraFlor Halo over other varnishes
  • 25. Summary
  • 26. Thank You…Any Questions? 
  • 27. References:• http://www.gov.sk.ca/• http://www.aap.org/oralhealth/cme/• index.htmhttp://www.dentaladvisor.co m/index.shtml• http://www.first5oralhealth.org/page. asp?page_id=429&mode=print• http://www.weiselfamilydentistry.com /index.html• http://www.duraflorhalo.com/