Fluoride varnish: a useful new tool for public health dentistry.

@article{Bawden1998FluorideVA,
  title={Fluoride varnish: a useful new tool for public health dentistry.},
  author={James W. Bawden},
  journal={Journal of public health dentistry},
  year={1998},
  volume={58 4},
  pages={266-9}
}
Since first shown to be effective by Bibby in 1942, professionally applied topical fluorides have been used successfully as a caries-preventive intervention. In the United States, the acidulated phosphate fluoride (APF) gels have been the most widely used agent for over two decades. While effective, APF has several practical disadvantages, including… CONTINUE READING