Fluoride varnish can play a major role in preventive treatment, but bad flavours, unsavory textures, uncomfortable thicknesses, and the strange colours of many topical fluoride varnishes have given countless patients not-so-pleasant experiences. Some patients (and clinicians) even miss out on its many benefits because they believe it is only meant for children, forgetting that fluoride varnish is a great preventive treatment for adults as well.
That is all a thing of the past! By using Enamelast™ fluoride varnish, clinicians can provide their patients with a flavoured, xylitol-sweetened, 5% sodium fluoride that protects their teeth, but tastes great and isn’t uncomfortable or unsightly. We talked to three registered dental hygienists to find out what they love about Enamelast fluoride varnish.
“I’ve never had anybody say it’s a bad taste,” says Mandy Faucette, RDH. “As of late, I’ve had a lot of adult patients gravitate to some of the non-mint flavors. They’ve really enjoyed the Walterberry™ and the Orange Cream.”
Enamelast fluoride varnish come ready to use in a unit dose blister pack with an applicator brush included
Faucette says pediatric patients appreciate the variety of flavors as well. “Children tend to like non-mint flavors, so they usually like the Bubblegum, Walterberry, and Orange Cream. They tend to gravitate toward those because they don’t have the spiciness of mint,” she says. “With Enamelast fluoride varnish’s non-mint flavors, I haven’t noticed kids saying it’s spicy at all. Even if it does end up on their tongue, they seem OK. We were using a different brand before, and if it got on their tongue, they were like, blahhh.”
“I would for sure use Enamelast fluoride varnish on me because I know that it works, it’ll be palatable, and give me all the benefits I need in a fluoride varnish—plus, it’s sweetened with xylitol. I really like that,” Faucette adds.
Jeanie Gates, RDH, says flavor is a primary factor when choosing a fluoride varnish and she makes sure to try them herself before she uses them on anyone else. “Taste is a big part. If it’s awful, then no one is going to do it. So, it has to taste good.” But taste isn’t the only factor. Many patients ask how long they need to leave fluoride varnish on their teeth. “It also has to stay on the teeth,” Gates adds. “There are some other products that taste good too, but they’re off the teeth in like half an hour.” Enamelast fluoride varnish features a patented adhesion-promoting agent that ensures exceptional retention and allows for higher fluoride uptake. “It’s absolutely the fluoride varnish I want used on me,” Gates says.
Enamelast fluoride varnish is also available in a syringe delivery method.
“Some of the other products I’ve used are very thick and yellow, they’re hard to spread and you can’t get it in the interproximal areas,” says Sheri Barton, RDH. “I like Enamelast fluoride varnish because you can get it into the interproximal areas near the gum line, and it’s thin so it spreads nicely.” She says it’s convenient for people who aren’t just heading home after their office visit. “It’s very thin and gives a nice clean coating, and it’s clear so patients can go back to work and not really notice it.”
Echoing Faucette and Gates, Barton gives a resounding, “yes, definitely” when asked whether Enamelast fluoride varnish is her preferred topical fluoride varnish when she’s the patient. Along with the support of these three accomplished dental hygienists, Enamelast fluoride varnish has been named a “Top 100 Product” by Dentistry Today and has won six Reality Four Star Awards. Flavour, texture, a nearly invisible appearance, and ease of applicasion make Enamelast fluoride varnish a favorite among patients and clinicians alike.