Make Your Enamel Last with Enamelast
WHAT IS FLUORIDE? Fluoride is a compound of the element fluorine, which is found universally throughout nature in water, soil, air and food. Existing abundantly in living tissue as an ion, fluoride is absorbed easily into tooth enamel, especially in children’s growing teeth. Once teeth are developed, fluoride makes the entire tooth structure more resistant to decay and promotes remineralization, which aids in repairing early decay before the damage is even visible. Two forms of fluoride protect the teeth: systemic fluoride and topical fluoride.
WHAT DOES IT DO FOR YOU? Sodium fluoride used in Dentistry is used to prevent caries development, arrest early enamel and even soft dentin caries through promotion of remineralization of carious tooth substance. It is also used to treat tooth hypersensitivity. Some use it as a provisional luting agent by itself or combined with other provisional luting agents for cementing provisional crowns.
WHO NEEDS IT? Virtually all public health authorities and medical associations worldwide recommend that children and adults receive a minimum (and maximum) level of fluoride. Children need fluoride to protect their permanent teeth as they are being formed. Adults also need fluoride to protect their teeth from decay.
Several people, especially those at higher risk of tooth decay, benefit from fluoride treatment. This includes individuals who have:
- Snacking habits
- Poor dental hygiene
- No (or little) access to a dentist
- Diets that are high in sugars/carbohydrates
- Bridges, crowns, braces, and other restoration procedures
- A history of tooth decay (cavities)
WHAT IS THE BEST CURRENT METHOD OF FLUORIDE APPLICATION OF DENTISTS TO THEIR PATIENTS? Varnish Application. Fluoride varnish is developed to prolong the contact time between fluoride and tooth surface, so that the tooth becomes more resistant to caries attack. The active ingredient of fluoride varnish is usually 5% sodium fluoride, (22,600 ppm fluoride). Studies have found that fairly insoluble globules of calcium fluoride-like material formed on the tooth surface after topical fluoride application. It sets rapidly on teeth, and gagging and swallowing is unusual. Side-effects or complication of its use are rare. Studies show that fluoride varnish is safe for young children and the risk of dental fluorosis is minimal. The simplicity of its application makes it very suitable and practical for use in dental clinics and outreach dental services, especially in young children and in other special need groups.
SO, WHAT IS THE BEST BRAND OF CHOICE FOR DENTIST TO USE FOR FLUORIDE VARNISH?
Enamelast is a flavored, xylitol-sweetened, 5% sodium fluoride in a resin carrier. Its unique formula is made with a patented adhesion-promoting agent for enhanced retention, providing superior fluoride release and uptake. Available in delicious Walterberry flavor in either unit-dose or syringe application.
- Patented adhesion-promoting agent for enhanced retention
- Superior fluoride release and uptake
- Smooth, non-gritty texture
In a recent survey, 80% of dental professionals felt that the texture left on the teeth after a fluoride treatment is an important aspect to consider when choosing a fluoride varnish for their patients. Because of the smooth, nongritty feel of ENAMELAST, patients will leave the varnish on their teeth for a longer period of time. This allows for maximum fluoride absorption on every tooth.
- Nearly invisible appearance
Enamelast is a nearly invisible formula, in both appearance and texture, and gives patients a fresh, confident smile.
- Walterberry flavor
- Gluten Free & Kosher Certified
Ultradent products are gluten free and kosher certified, so they fit in with the lifestyles and beliefs of patients from any background. Enamelast is also free of soy, dye, and peanuts.
- Two-No Mix Delivery Option
Unit-dose blister packs include a prefilled well and an applicator brush. This is perfect for those who prefer a one-time application, or those whose clinics are in a hospital setting where regulations require unit-dose treatments to have all materials packaged together.Syringe delivery allows for a couple different application options. Simply express Enamelast through a SoftEZ™ tip directly onto teeth, or express the varnish on the back of your glove or into a well before painting it onto the teeth. Each easy-to-use syringe provides enough varnish for 2–4 patients.Clinicians can now have peace of mind knowing that their patients are going to get the most out of their fluoride varnish. Not to mention, patients love the taste!
Before Enamelast After Enamelast
HOW DO YOU USE IT?
1. Thoroughly brush teeth, rubber cup polish or wipe teeth with gauze prior to placement.
2. When applying directly from the 1.2ml syringe, remove the cap and securely attach the SoftEZ delivery tip (sold separately).
REMINDER:Do not use more than 1⁄2 of the 1.2mL syringe of fluoride varnish per patient per application. Available as well in unit dose for single application.
3. Verify flow prior to applying intraorally.
NOTE: Enamelast can also be placed on the back of the clinician’s gloved hand or in a dappen dish and applied with a standard brush (sold separately).
4. Lightly dry area to be treated.
5. Apply a thin smooth layer to as many dry tooth surfaces as possible using a painting motion.
• Enamelast sets when it contacts with water or saliva. Allow cheeks, lips and saliva to contact teeth or gently flow cool water over the teeth. For esthetic reasons, encourage patients not to “lick” teeth for a few minutes after placement.
• Patients should avoid brushing, flossing and chewing hard, sticky and hot foods for 4-6 hours after treatment. Enamelast Fluoride Varnish will begin to flake off with each brushing.
FAQ ON ENAMELAST:
1. Can this be applied for patients with braces? Yes! Enamelast is great for patients undergoing orthodontic treatment, especially those who currently have an orthodontic sealant on their teeth. When Enamelast is applied to a tooth treated with sealant, it recharges the sealant for even longer fluoride release.
2. How many times can Enamelast be applied for each patient? The AAPD (American Association of Pediatric Dentistry) recommends at least every 6 months or 3-6 months for those with a high risk of caries. The ADA (American Dental Association) recommends up to every three months.