What we do
Offices in Spokane Valley & Airway Heights, WA
What is Fluoride?Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that comes primarily from rocks, water, and air. This amazing mineral has very strong tooth decay prevention properties. Almost all water contains some fluoride, but usually not enough to prevent tooth decay – which is why dentists recommend adding products that contain fluoride to your daily dental routine.
Why is Fluoride Treatment Important?Children that have regular fluoride application at their dental visits, in addition to using fluoride toothpaste and mouthwash, have a much lower rate of cavities than children who do not. Because this mineral is natural, it is a safe and effective way to protect their developing teeth.
Who Needs Fluoride?Everyone can benefit from fluoride, from kids over the age of 2 to the elderly. In children, it is even more essential to protect their developing teeth, which is why our dentists at KidSmile Dental recommend this treatment for every patient at their regular appointments. There are over-the-counter products that contain fluoride, such as toothpaste and mouthwash, and we highly recommend that everyone use these as part of their dental routine. Our fluoride treatments in the office are a much higher dosage than is available at the drugstore – which helps fill in the gaps of at-home brushing and flossing.
How is Fluoride Applied?Fluoride is applied easily at the very end of your child’s cleaning. Our dental hygienist will apply the fluoride to the surface of their teeth and allow it time to rest before the appointment is over. Your child won’t hate it, either, because fluoride comes in many yummy flavors!
Schedule Your Child’s Routine Visit TodayWe would love to care for your child’s teeth at KidSmile Dental in Spokane! In addition to fluoride treatments, we provide excellence in preventive dentistry to help your child’s teeth become strong and healthy. Schedule an appointment today at one of our two convenient locations.
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