Sir, we have recently become aware that there is only one fluoride varnish licensed for caries control in children, Duraphat varnish. However, there are other products available which have different flavours with the identical concentration of fluoride, which are better tolerated by some children who don't like the flavour of Duraphat, eg Profluorid with its caramel, melon mint and cherry varieties.

Profluorid, which is a medical device not a medicine, is indicated for treatment of hypersensitive teeth and treatment of cervical areas after professional cleaning and calculus removal but not for caries prevention.

Is it acceptable to be using it instead of Duraphat to help prevent caries in children, in line with Delivering better oral health: an evidence-based toolkit for prevention (2014)?

Our literature search so far has not given us an answer.

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