3M Oral Care, a manufacturer of fluoride varnishes, has launched a fast-releasing fluoride varnish with new flavors and a unit-dose tray to give clinicians another option for their patients' needs. The new varnish complements 3M Vanish 5% Sodium Fluoride White Varnish, which has been the number one fluoride varnish on the market for 10 years. 3M Vanish White Varnish is formulated to remain on teeth longer for more effective protection with extended fluoride release, added tri-calcium phosphate, and a durable coating. Although longer fluoride contact is beneficial, some patients aren’t as compliant during their treatments, so 3M Oral Care created 3M Fast Release Varnish.
3M Fast Release Varnish releases most of its fluoride in the first two hours, so dental professionals can deliver quick protection to patients who might not always follow their instructions. With 22,600 ppm sodium fluoride, a virtually invisible smooth coating, and fun flavors including caramel, strawberry, and mint, 3M Fast Release Varnish is designed for patients who might require a shorter treatment time.
“My go-to varnish has been 3M’s Vanish White Varnish because it’s so durable, and the longer fluoride is in contact with the teeth, the more effective it is,” said Kelli Swanson Jaecks, RDH, MA. "However, some patients simply don’t like the taste or feel of fluoride treatments and tend to brush off or remove their coating too soon. The new 3M Fast Release Varnish gives clinicians an alternative for patients just like these. It has a fast fluoride release and a nice smooth coating, so for certain patients, I know I’m giving them the quick protection they need.”
For more information about the new varnish, visit 3M.com/OralCare.