Fluoride Varnish

Fluoride varnish is a simple solution that can slow and prevent tooth decay in children, and Happy Kids Dental is your destination for effective, monitored fluoride treatment in London. Fluoride plays a key role children’s oral health: too little, and they will run the risk of developing cavities; too much, and they might develop fluorosis – white chalky spots on the enamel. At Happy Kids Dental, our paediatric team will recommend the right amount of fluoride for your child, and schedule a regular  fluoride varnish too. It’s is a very quick and simple procedure, which involves a gel being painted onto your child’s teeth using a soft brush. The gel has a fruity taste which temporarily colours the teeth for up to 3 days, before it gradually wears off.

Why use fluoride varnish?

Fluoride encourages remineralisation – strengthening weakened areas of your child’s teeth and protecting them from acid in foods and drinks. Fluoride occurs naturally in our tap water, as well as in many different foods – and it’s added to dental products such as toothpaste, mouthwash and supplements. Combining all sources of fluoride with a healthy diet and a great oral hygiene routine is the best way to reap the benefits. For more advice on getting your child to eat well and brush properly, book in with the hygiene team at Happy Kids Dental.

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