In numerous studies, sugar consumption is directly correlated to the increase presence of tooth decay. Good oral hygiene and routine fluoride application helps prevent decay from forming over teeth. Water fluoridation is still widely considered the most common means of fluoride exposure, but other methods include fluoride toothpaste, mouthwash, gel, or vitamins are as popular. A phenomenal fluoride product called Varnish has desensitizing and cavity preventative properties. Varnish is a concentrated topical fluoride applied professionally by a dentist or a hygienist. Varnish has 5% sodium sodium fluoride that can remineralize incipient decay. The product adheres, dries fast and lingers for several hours to maximize its effects. Based on published findings, professionally applied fluoride varnish does not appear to be a risk factor for dental fluorosis even in children under the age of 6. This is due to the reduction in the amount of fluoride which may potentially be swallowed during treatment. So don’t pull a Jimmy Kimmel and tell your kids you ate all their Halloween candy. Enjoy and remember to make your routine 6 month visits for a cleaning and evaluation.