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Fluoride Application

Fluoride application, also known as fluoride varnish, is a general dental treatment that makes use of highly concentrated fluoride placed on the teeth as a means of avoiding tooth decay. The application serves as a deterrent to acid emitted by the bacteria found in dental plaque. This acid, along with sugar ingested from food, can wear down the enamel and lead to the formation of cavities. By having your teeth undergo a fluoride varnishing, the risks of your teeth being destroyed by cavities is substantially lessened.

The Napa Valley Dental Group in Napa, CA offers this service to patients to promote dental health and prevent dental related diseases that may come about because of tooth decay. Prevention of dental diseases can prevent the loss of teeth, gum malformations, as well as damage to the soft tissues and bone loss.

A fluoride varnish works best when it is applied twice a year. Children, who are more prone to experiencing tooth decay can benefit much from having the extra layer of protection that a fluoride application can give. Just the same, adults whose lifestyles also expose them to the possibility of developing cavities in greater number and frequency can also benefit much from getting a topical application.

Convenient and Safe

Fluoride can be found in the food you eat and the water you drink. Most toothpastes and mouthwashes also contain fluoride. However, the amount found in ordinary food and consumer products for oral hygiene is not as much, compared to a professional application. For that reason, it is best to go to your dentist to be pro-active in protecting your teeth.

The professional application of fluoride on your teeth by your dentist is not a complicated procedure. Patients find it convenient and safe. It does not involve any form of pain, as well.

Other Ways to Apply Fluoride

Aside from varnish, other ways to put a concentrated dose of fluoride on your teeth is through wearing a mouth guard with foam. This mouth guard is worn for about four minutes, before being removed. Fluoride in the form of a dental gel can also be used either by being placed on a mouth guard that is applied to the teeth, or by directly painting the gel. Dental professionals recommend topical application because by doing so, they can safely and efficiently lessen risks to their patient’s oral health.

If you are interested in having a fluoride application, please schedule your appointment online or by calling (707) 257-2400. Our office address is at 2119 Jefferson St. Napa, CA 94559.

Our Happy Customers

Napa Valley Dental Group
4.9/ 5.0

Based on 91 reviews

Excellent care and wonderful front of house staff which makes such a difference. 5 stars! We were very happy with the dental work out son received in a caring and warm atmosphere.


I’ve never experienced a friendlier, more organized, more effecient group of professionals in ANY medically focused office of any sort. If your appointment is at 10:00, expect to be called in no later than 10:01..

Steve D.

The price was right the staff was above and beyond. I also had a beautiful doctor Kumar taking care of me do it was s very pleasant experience. She did the tooth extraction flawlessly and I’m a big man with big teeth. I had read reviews before I chose this dentist and the 5 stars in my opinion aren’t enough. They have a repeat customer and after a couple of disappointments it’s nice to be able to say that. Thank you Yuvika and staff.

Brett D.

I have the good fortune of having Dr. Bhullar as my dentist in Napa, Ca. He has taken care of my entire family, even putting my daughter through braces. He has done Root canals and Crowns, fixed broken teeth, you name it. We trust his work and his advice completely, and all his work has been outstanding. Dr. Bhullar takes time to explain all the procedures. He explains all the pros and cons of the treatment so that I can make an independent judgment.His staff is also extremely helpful! From the moment, you walk in the door, you sense this is no ordinary dental office (Thank You Laura) for your patience and help in explaining everything. You guys are the BEST!

M B.

Honestly I’ve always been extremely skeptical of dental appointments and have had a few bad experiences, but I could not be more relieved when leaving my appointment today. I definitely felt “”taken care of”” by the quality of care I received as well as their extension of help in multiple aspects of what I needed.Very pleased and again, relieved

Haley g.

I couldn’t be more thrilled with the Napa Valley Dental Group. The whole staff is absolutely friendly, accommodating, and truly genuine. Dr. Bhullar is detailed and gentle, his skills are second to none. I will be recommending all friends and family from now on.

Brian P.

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