Health professionals have a new opportunity to help prevent tooth decay in young children and root caries in older people. Fluoride varnish is relatively inexpensive, easy to paint, concentrated topical fluoride with a resin or synthetic base. It is efficacious in reducing caries in primary and permanent teeth. The indications, contraindications, efficacy, uses and mechanism of action are discussed.
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On completion of this module you will understand the efficacy and contraindications for using fluoride varnish and recognise the opportunities for using it.