Topical fluoride treatments help keep your child’s teeth cavity-free between visits by strengthening the enamel. Depending on your child’s age, the fluoride may be brushed onto your child’s teeth or put into a foam tray and allowed to sit on their teeth. For younger children, a fluoride varnish is brushed onto the teeth. Fluoride varnish hardens when it comes in contact with saliva, forming a hard film that is brushed off later that evening.

Older children usually have a tray loaded with foam fluoride placed in their mouths for a specific amount of time along with a suction straw to remove any foam overflow and saliva. When the time is up, your child is told not to eat or drink for at least 30 minutes to allow the fluoride to work.

Our doctors and their hygiene team are happy to answer all your questions about fluoride treatments and treatment options.

‘‘ Dr. Callier saved one of my teeth. It was a back molar needed for chewing. The tooth was severely decayed; however he pulled out all the stops and was able to save it. It was excellent dentistry all the way. They went over the follow up care to make sure I would be able to take care of the “saved” tooth. I can definitely recommend North Texas Dentistry to anyone needing dental services. ’’
Michael Bennett


Fluoride varnish keeps protecting teeth for several months. It works best if it is reapplied every three to six months. For more information about oral health, visit nyc.gov and search “teeth.”
Fluoride varnish application is required at all C&TC visits starting at the eruption of the first tooth or no later than 12 months of age and continuing through 5 years of age.
Depending on your health history, fluoride treatments can be administered every three, six, or twelve months. We recommend you receive a fluoride treatment during your twice yearly dental appointments to keep your teeth cavity free. Another way to prevent cavities is to brush and floss your teeth twice a day.


A healthy smile is a beautiful smile.