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Kiowa County Board of Health

Dental Health

PurposeChild Dental

No direct dental care is provided at the health department.

Fluoride varnish is provided to those 18 years of age and younger. Fluoride varnish is a dental treatment that can help prevent tooth decay, slow it down, or stop it from getting worse. Fluoride varnish is made with fluoride, a mineral that can strengthen tooth enamel (outer coating on teeth).  

Fluoride varnish treatments cannot completely prevent cavities. Fluoride varnish treatments can best help prevent decay when a child is also brushing using the right amount of toothpaste with fluoride, flossing regularly, getting regular dental care, and eating a healthy diet.  

For more information please call the Kiowa County Health Department at (580) 726-3316.   

Other Dental Resources

American Academy of Family Physicians -  Mouth and Teeth: How To Keep Them Healthy 

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research -  Oral Health: Brush Up on Dental Care Basics

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research - Oral Health

National Institute on Aging -  Taking Care of Your Teeth and Mouth 

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