Cleanings & Prevention
Fluoride Post Op

Patient Directions after a Fluoride Varnish Treatment 

After applying Varnish, as you rub your tongue on the outside surface of your teeth, you should feel a coating of the varnish. You should also be able to see a thin coating of the varnish on the surface of your teeth. 

The treatment period for the Varnish is approximately 4 to 6 hours. Immediately after the treatment, to achieve the maximum benefit, please follow the directions below.

* Do not brush or floss your teeth for at least 6 hours after the treatment.
* Eat only soft food for at least 2 hours after the treatment. 
* Do not consume hot drinks or alcohol (mouth rinses) for at least 6 hours after treatment. 
* Wait until the next day to resume normal hygiene.

Should you wish to remove any excess Varnish the next day, vigorously brush and floss your teeth. Your teeth will look and feel the same as they did before the treatment.