Patient Instructions For Care After Fluoride Varnish Treatment

Your dental professional has applied Fluoride Varnish onto the surfaces of your teeth. You may feel a thin coating on the treated areas , which is a temporary condition, and should be left undisturbed in order to provide the greatest results.

In order to receive the maximum benefit of your treatment we recommend the following guidelines: 

  • Fluoride Varnish should remain on your teeth for 4 to 6 hours after application
  • Maintain a soft diet and avoid hot liquids and beverages containing alcohol including mouthwashes and rinses during the treatment period.
  • Do not brush or floss during this treatment period. If possible wait until the next day to resume normal oral hygiene.
  • If you take supplemental fluoride under prescription, do not take it for at least 3 to 4 days, unless otherwise instructed by your dentist or physician.

The day after treatment, a thorough brushing and flossing will remove  any Fluoride Varnish remaining on your teeth.