posted on Nov, 22 2011 @ 05:24 PM
I just came back from the dentist. I had a cleaning, you know, polishing and scraping. I was waiting in a cubical for the hygenist, who was treating
a patient in the next cubical stall. She was telling that client that she wanted to do a fluoride varnish on her, and that she should not use her
prescription fluoride treatment until this weekend, today is Tuesday. The woman complained about how gooey and sticky the treatment felt, and the
hygenist told her it would feel that way for between 4 to 6 hours, but that she could eat.
Well, low and behold, she gave me the same spiel. She wanted to do a fluoride varnish on my teeth. I had never heard of this before. When I told
her that I was already using a prescription fluoride treatment, albeit irregularly, she started to explain to me how the consentrated fluoride
treatment, which is the varnish, would "chrystallize" certain areas, providing protection for, and harden my teeth.
I told her that I had read that this crystallization process was dangerous and that the fluoride provided also chrystallizes and hardens glands. She
told me that she had studied that effect in college, and that it probably wouldn't effect me. But, she said, that if I had doubts that I should
research the subject myself, and she could apply it at my next appointment, after I had seen that she was correct. She advised me to use my
prescription fluoride daily.
So, I did a search on fluoride varnish, but all I could find is main stream dentistry websites. I'm not young and my teeth aren't great. Does
anybody have any information on this procedure and long term risks?
edit on 22-11-2011 by windword because: fluoride
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