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After the application of fluoride varnish at the office

5% sodium fluoride varnish was applied to your teeth today. This treatment safely delivers fluoride as a protective coating to the tooth surfaces. To obtain the maximum benefit, please follow these recommendations:

  • Do not brush or floss for at least 4-6 hours.
  • If possible, wait until tomorrow morning to resume brushing and flossing.
  • Please do not eat or drink for 30 minutes after application and adhere to a soft food diet for the remainder of the day.
  • Avoid hot drinks and products containing alcohol, acidic and carbonated beverages and oral rinses for the rest of today.

You will be able to feel the varnish on your teeth. Once brushing or flossing is resumed, the varnish will be removed from the tooth surface over the next several days.