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3M ESPE Vanish varnish

Aug. 2, 2010
Tri-calcium phosphate technology delivers more protection to the teeth, and helps relieve sensitivity.
ST. PAUL, Minnesota--3M ESPE Preventive Care has announcedthe new formulation of Vanish 5% Sodium Fluoride White Varnish.The varnish now has tri-calcium phosphate technology that delivers more protection to the teeth, and helps relieve sensitivity. In clinical studies, Vanish white varnish has been shown to flow more than competing varnishes. This means it can reach more places and deliver more fluoride to the teeth. This new formulation replaces 3M ESPE’s existing Vanish varnish, which has five years of clinical success. The tri-calcium phosphate ingredient uses a technology customized to work with Vanish white varnish to deliver fluoride, phosphate, and calcium—all ingredients for building strong teeth. During the manufacturing process, a protective barrier is created around the calcium, and as the varnish flows on the teeth. it comes into contact with saliva.This breaks down the protective barrier and makes calcium, phosphate, and fluoride ions available to the teeth. Fluoride and calcium react to form calcium fluoride, which aids in sensitivity reduction.Vanish white varnish with TCP flows and doesn’t just harden and stop where applied. The varnish beneath the surface layer stays fluid longer, and continues to flow from treated to untreated tooth surfaces. This includes interproximal areas, which traditional varnishes may miss. Because of this ability to flow across and between teeth, more varnish reaches more tooth surfaces, making increased amounts of fluoride available.The product requires no complicated pretreatment. Teeth to be treated only need to be “toothbrush clean” prior to application, and the product can be swept on in one simple coat. The treatment is completed in seconds, and the color is similar to enamel. Thus, the product is virtually invisible when applied. Vanish white varnish with TCP is available in cherry, melon or mint flavors, and is sweetened with xylitol. The product is convenient for patients, as they can eat and drink immediately following the application. “Vanish white varnish with TCP is an essential product for dentists and hygienists who place value on prevention,” stated Karen Capiz, marketing manager. “With 3M ESPE’s unique tri-calcium phosphate technology added to the already successful Vanish white varnish, both fluoride and calcium are accessible to the tooth, relieving hypersensitivity with a virtually invisible coating.” For more information on Vanish 5% Sodium Fluoride White Varnish with TCP from 3M ESPE Preventive Care, visit or call (800) 634-2249. For more information on a source for a range of reliable, technical insights and clinical results, visit the Espertise Interactive Learning Web site at To read more about 3M ESPE, go to 3M ESPE.To comment on this product, go to