Protect your kids' teeth from cavities
It's easy and free!
Because your kids have Delta Dental through DWP Kids or Hawki, you’ve been selected to get a fluoride kit to apply at home – at no cost to you! It’s one more easy way to protect your kids’ teeth.
Plus, get a $10 Hy-Vee gift card after applying the fluoride kit with a virtual dentist!
What is fluoride?
Fluoride is a mineral coating that is applied to a tooth to help make it stronger. This helps prevent cavities.
Who needs fluoride?
Everyone can benefit from fluoride! It’s extra important for kids, as it helps protect against future cavities, keeping their smile healthy for years to come.
How to get started:
You are able to get fluoride at no cost with your kids’ Delta Dental through DWP Kids or Hawki benefits.
- Click here to make a virtual appointment with TeleDentistry.com for your first visit with a dentist.
- If approved the TeleDentistry.com dentist will mail you a fluoride kit that can be applied at home.
- Receive a fluoride kit in the mail
- Apply fluoride with the help of a virtual dentist
How to make fluoride a part of your daily routine
- You should brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste two times a day for two minutes each time.
- All toothpaste with the American Dental Association (ADA) Seal of Acceptance contains fluoride. If your toothpaste packaging includes the ADA seal, you’re protecting your teeth with fluoride. 95% of toothpaste sold in the United States contains fluoride.
Fluoride and protecting kids' smiles: Help your kids brush their teeth to make sure they use the right amount of toothpaste and limit the amount they swallow. Too much fluoride can be harmful to kids and increases the risk of mild tooth stains if too much is used. Here’s how much toothpaste your kids should be using:
- Ages 3 and under: Use an amount the size of a grain of rice of fluoride toothpaste
- Ages 3 and older: Use a small pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste
Straight from your tap
- About 75% of community water systems add fluoride to their town’s water to help prevent tooth decay. Tap water is a good source of fluoride.
- Why is fluoride in tap water? Because it works! It reduces tooth decay.