Most commonly performed during your regular cleanings, our dentists use fluoride as an effective protectant against cavities and tooth decay. Plaque can start to accumulate and harden on the tooth’s surface, making fluoride even more essential to proper oral health. At Kootenai Family Dental this treatment only takes a few minutes and is most effective when you do not eat, drink, or rinse for at least thirty minutes afterward; this allows your teeth to absorb the fluoride. Our office in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho can provide these treatments to your entire family. Call us at 208-966-6054 to set up an appointment time with the talented Dr. LaRose and Dr. Smith.