A review of sodium fluoride varnish.

University of Hong Kong.
General dentistry 54(4):247-53.
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ABSTRACT Fluoride varnish was incorporated into clinical dentistry to reduce caries; its use in the U.S. has increased progressively since it was approved by the FDA in 1994. This paper reviewed clinical studies and found that fluoride varnish's effectiveness in caries prevention, ease of application, and safety give it an advantage over other types of topical fluoride treatments (such as gels and rinses) or other caries management methods. As a result, it is regarded as one of the superior topical fluoride agents for young children.

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