Kiowa County Board of Health
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