Directions for care after Fluoride
5% sodium fluoride varnish was applied to your teeth today. This treatment safely delivers fluoride and a protective coating to your tooth surfaces. To obtain the maximum benefit, we ask that you follow these recommendations after you leave our office:
Do NOT brush or floss for at least 4-6 hours
If possible, wait until tomorrow morning to resume normal oral hygiene
Eat a soft food diet during the treatment period
Avoid hot drinks and products containing alcohol (i.e: beverages, oral rinses, etc.) during the treatment period.
You will be able to feel the varnish on your teeth. At the completion of the treatment period, you may brush and floss to remove any remaining varnish.