New Flouride Treatments in the Office

Dental Check Up and Fluoride Varnish

Important information regarding your child’s dental check-ups. Our office is now using a state of the art fluoride varnish as a part of our standard check-up appointments. The previous fluoride treatments available in dental offices only provided short term benefits for cavity prevention. However, the new Vanish® fluoride varnish we are now using provides cavity protection on your child’s teeth for up to six months. Vanish is manufactured by OMNII, a division of 3M.


Vanish, the only white fluoride varnish, was used for your fluoride treatment today. Varnish safely provides optimal protection, delivering the highest fluoride concentration possible. To obtain the maximum benefit during the 4-6 hour treatment period, we ask that you follow the recommendations below after you leave our office:

Do not remove Vanish by brushing or flossing 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 soft drinks during the treatment period.
After application, Vanish may appear white and streaky on the tooth surface (similar to plaque). A thorough brushing and flossing will remove any remaining Varnish.