How to Use
Waterpik® UltraThin Fluoride Varnish
Waterpik® UltraThin Varnish is a 5% sodium fluoride varnish for application to enamel or dentin for the treatment of dental hypersensitivity and for use as a cavity liner. It will spread on and adhere to wet surfaces.
Indications for Use: Dentinal hypersensitivity and cavity liner.
Contraindications: Waterpik® UltraThin Varnish is contraindicated in patients with ulcerative ingivitis, stomatitis, known sensitivity to colophony (colophonium) or other ingredients. Direct ingestion should be avoided (not for systemic treatment).
Dosage: For the treatment of dentin hypersensitivity, in most cases, two applications at several days' interval are sufficient. The fluoride content of Waterpik® UltraThin Varnish is dosed that neither acute nor chronic side effects are to be expected if applied according to instructions.
Directions for Use:
- If any biofilm or calculus is apparent, a prophylaxis can be conducted for maximum varnish adherence.
- Peel open the foil lidding material starting from the unsealed tab on the left side. Lift straight up to avoid ripping.
- Remove the brush and thoroughly saturate with varnish.
- Apply a very thin coat of varnish evenly to all of the desired tooth surfaces.
- UltraThin 5% Sodium Fluoride Varnish will set to dentition in the presence of saliva. For best results, excessive saliva should be removed prior to application by blotting the tooth surface(s).
- Let the varnish dry for approximately 20 seconds and then instruct the patient to close their mouth.
- Instruct the patient to allow varnish to remain in contact with the tooth surfaces for a minimum of 4 hours. For maximum fluoride uptake, the varnish can remain on the teeth overnight and can be brushed off in the morning.
- It is recommended that the patient be instructed to only eat soft foods and drink cold liquids for 4 hours after treatment. Eating hard foods and brushing/flossing should be avoided during the treatment period.
Interactions: For 24 hours after the application, other fluorides such as gels, foams, and rinses should not be administered. The patient should discontinue use of fluoride tablets for 2 – 3 days following treatment.
Warnings: Edematous swelling has been reported only in rare instances, especially following application to extensive surfaces with fluoride varnish. Dyspnea, although extremely rare, has occurred in asthmatic people. Nausea can occur in patients with known sensitive digestive systems, especially following extensive applications.
Caution: U.S. Federal Law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a medical or dental professional.