The first advanced fluoride varnish optimized to provide valuable tooth building ions of calcium and phosphate
5% NaF Varnish – Gluten FREE!
Indications for Use
Enamel Pro Varnish is a fluoride-containing preparation for the treatment of dentinal hypersensitivity and for the reduction of post-operative sensitivity.
Enamel Pro Varnish offers a nice esthetic appearance. It is patient pleasing and has studies supporting fluoride uptake, fluoride release and diminished hydraulic conductance.1,2,3
Enamel Pro Varnish with ACP formula delivers more enamel fluoride uptake and greater fluoride release than 3M Vanish with TCP!1 Enamel Pro Varnish provides 4x more fluoride uptake into sound enamel and significantly more fluoride uptake in surrounding lesioned enamel than 3M Vanish.1 In an independent study evaluating incubation conditions on fluoride release in vitro, Enamel Pro Varnish displayed greater fluoride release than both 3M Vanish and Colgate Duraphat.†,4
Amorphous Calcium Phosphate (ACP) – Building blocks of tooth mineral5,6,7,8
The most reactive and soluble calcium phosphate compound, ACP forms on the tooth enamel, within the dentinal tubules and provides a calcium and phosphate reservoir. Research shows that available ACP on the enamel can prevent damaging erosion by stimulating remineralization of tooth structure.9,10,11 Introducing calcium and phosphate back into the surface of the tooth with products containing ACP technology is an ideal strategy to reverse the demineralization process.
The ACP-forming ingredients also strengthen teeth by acting as an enhanced fluoride delivery system to deliver more fluoride than products without ACP.12 The patient has the benefit of fluoride uptake without greater exposure to higher fluoride concentrations or volumes. ACP combines with fluoride to desensitize dentin. Fluoride, along with ACP, occludes tubules by depositing tooth-like minerals to create a semi-permanent reduction in hydraulic conductance. This is a proven mechanism to reduce dentinal hypersensitivity.
Value of Fluoride Sources
Fluoride reacts with tooth mineral, forming either fluoridated apatite (firmly-bound) or calcium fluoride (loosely-bound).
Firmly-bound fluoride, incorporated onto the surface of the crystals of apatite, can reduce the solubility of tooth mineral and hence inhibit demineralization due to acids generated by plaque bacteria.13
Loosely-bound (labile F) fluoride provides a relatively slow-release form of ionic fluoride to plaque and saliva. There has been renewed interest in loosely-bound fluoride as a reaction product of fluoridation to act as a potential “reservoir” source of solution fluoride enhancing remineralization and retarding demineralization processes.14