June 2015
Volume 11, Issue 6

FluoroDose Fluoride Varnish

“Top fluoride varnish” a hit with clinicians and patients

FluoroDose, which was called “the top fluoride varnish” in a 2015 issue of The Dental Advisor,1 is a 5% sodium fluoride cavity varnish with xylitol that offers the maximum allowable fluoride dosage plus superior clinician and patient benefits. Because it goes on smooth, not sticky, there is no “wooly” feeling, and its four great-tasting flavors are well tolerated by children—there’s no gagging, vomiting, or “icky” faces. Also, because it dries quickly when in contact with saliva, there is no need to worry about maintaining a dry field, providing moisture control, or keeping the tongue out of the way.

A boon to clinicians is the exclusive single-use LolliPack® packaging. Each unit contains one single dose (0.3 mL) of FluoroDose, plus one Benda® Brush applicator, allowing dental team members to quickly mix and apply the varnish in less than a minute. All they need to do is peel back the cover, dip the brush, mix, and apply. This makes FluoroDose the easiest fluoride varnish to apply while also providing the maximum fluoride uptake, as it stays on the teeth for 6 to 8 hours.

FluoroDose treats tooth sensitivity to heat, cold, and sweets when applied to exposed roots. It helps to prevent root decay in older patients who experience difficulty in cleaning their teeth by occluding dentin tubules. Each varnish application should be repeated at 3-month intervals for high-risk children and at 6-month intervals for children who are not at high risk.

In short, FluoroDose is an ideal fluoride varnish—it is kid-friendly, easy to apply, and offers a consistent level of fluoride every time. What’s more, it is even priced right!

Reference

1. 2015 product awards and preferred products. Dental Advisor. 2015;32(1). www.dentaladvisor.com/issues/v-32-n-01. Accessed April 28, 2015.

Highlights

· Goes on smooth and clear, no “wooly” feeling
· Dries when in contact with saliva
· Single-step, brush-on procedure is easier and safer to use than gels and rinses
· Remains on tooth for 6 to 8 hours for maximum fluoride uptake
· 4 great-tasting flavors: Bubblegum, Mint, Cherry, and Melon
· Best value on the market

Testimonial

“We are impressed with several things about FluoroDose fluoride varnish. We really like the creamy and hydrophilic consistency of the product. With 3- to 5-year-olds, you have to work fast! If the varnish is thick and clumpy, it can take too long to apply to all their teeth, and you risk missing some areas. This is not the case with the FluroDose—it goes on smoothly, quickly, and wicks interproximally easily.”

Andrea Maddux, RDH, BSDH
Instructor/Community Coordinator
Temple College, Dental Hygiene Program

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