4.3 Fluoride Varnish Application
Fluoride varnish application is simple. Once a primary medical care provider has sufficient practice, application takes approximately 40 to 60 seconds.
Infants and young children typically resist fluoride varnish application. Fortunately, however, most 9-month-olds have eight or fewer teeth, all of which are anterior teeth, so access is easy, especially if the infant is crying. Older children who have had previous fluoride varnish applications may be more cooperative because they know what to expect.
Supplies needed to apply fluoride varnish include: