Fluoride Varnish: Balancing What You Need with What Your Patients Want

A trip to the dentist can be tricky for many patients. From dental phobia to just plain discomfort, its important for clinicians, hygienists, and dental assistants to ease these pain points as much as possible for the patient, but still accomplish the task at hand. A dental appointment sometimes becomes a balancing act between providing high-quality dental care and managing the patients’ feelings and desires to ensure they leave happy.

Fluoride varnish is one product that can strike this perfect balance for both doctor and patient. By choosing a great fluoride varnish that passes the following criteria, clinicians will ensure that it fulfills their dental needs and meets the patient’s wants in flavor, feel, and appearance.

Dentists Need: An Effective Formula

For a fluoride varnish to work effectively it must feature both a high fluoride release, as well as a high fluoride uptake. The high release rate indicates the amount of fluoride that’s available in each treatment, and the high uptake reflects the efficient absorption of fluoride ions. Ultradent Products’ EnamelastTM fluoride varnish accomplishes both with flying colors when compared to similar products:

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Patients Want: Smooth Texture

Too often fluoride varnishes get a bad reputation for leaving a scratchy, lumpy, or sandy residue on the teeth. No patient wants to leave their dental appointment with their teeth feeling dirtier than before they came in! Enamelast fluoride varnish’s groundbreakingly smooth texture feels clean and virtually undetectable on the patient’s teeth, making them want to leave it in place rather than brush it off as soon as they get home. It’s a win-win for the dentist and patient.

Dentists Need: Adhesion

Because fluoride uptake takes place over many hours, if a fluoride varnish doesn’t effectively stick to the patient’s teeth after application, and remain on their teeth as they go about their day, the fluoride application is useless. The longer the varnish stays on the teeth, the more effective it is. Ultradent Products’ research and development team created and patented an adhesion-promoting agent as part of the Enamelast fluoride varnish formula that enhances retention. This ensures that patients receive the full benefit of the varnish for hours after they’ve left the dental chair.

Patients Want: Fluoride Varnish with a Nearly Invisible Appearance

Patients don’t want to feel like their teeth are gritty, but they also don’t want to look in the mirror and see a white, gunky paste on and between their teeth. Enamelast fluoride varnish eliminates this common complaint because it is nearly invisible on the teeth. With Enamelast fluoride varnish, patients can leave their appointment and go about their day feeling confident in their smiles.

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Dentists Need: Convenient Delivery

Dental office staff apply fluoride varnish to a wide range of patients, from the impatient adult to the wiggly toddler. Thus, convenient delivery of the fluoride varnish is key! With Enamelast fluoride varnish, dentists, hygienists, and assistants can choose between two delivery options: unit-dose blister packs or a syringe-and-tip delivery system with enough varnish for two to four patients.

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Enamelast fluoride varnish is available in unit-dose and syringe delivery.

 

Patients Want: Great Flavors

No one wants something stuck to their teeth for hours that doesn’t taste great! Ultradent Products understands this and has worked hard to offer five of the best tasting flavors on the market. Patients can choose between Cool Mint, Orange Cream, Bubble Gum, Ultradent Products’ hallmark Walterberry flavor and – brand new – Caramel Cream.

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Watch kids and adults react to Enamelast fluoride varnish

 

Both Patients and Dentists Want: Incredible Value

Something both patients and dental professionals can all agree on—great value is a must! Enamelast fluoride varnish isn’t just effective, it’s also economical, giving patients and clinicians exceptional value for their time and money.

Learn more about Enamelast here.

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