Dental sealants and fluoride varnish help protect your teeth from decay
Spokane Family Smiles offers dental sealant and fluoride varnish treatments to our patients during your twice-yearly cleaning and exam. This is a particularly good treatment for children who live in a city or town that does not offer fluoride in the tap water.
- Reduces the likelihood of tooth decay
- Simple & fast procedure
- An effective treatment that will prevent cavities
You deserve a smile you can be proud of
“We recommend that most patients, particularly children who do not regularly drink fluorinated water, be treated with sealants and fluoride. There are few easy wins in life, but these 2 simple treatments are quick, painless, and make a real difference in fighting tooth decay.”.
Dental sealants and fluoride varnish at Spokane Family Smiles
What to expect
- Both treatments are administered at your routine oral care appointments.
- Fluoride varnish is administered as a gel on your teeth.
- Dental sealants are also painted on, going over the pits and grooves of your teeth.
- Treatment is painless, though we recommend not eating or drinking anything immediately after treatment.
Treatment recommendations you can trust
At Spokane Family Smiles, we always want what’s best for you and your family. We want to do all we can to prevent your family from developing tooth decay, and fluoride varnish and dental sealants are the best way to do that.
When recommending treatment, we’ll fill you in on your choices and empower you to make the right choice for your unique situation. You can trust us to lay out expected outcomes, costs, and all other details.
Dr. Shumway is the best dentist I have been to in my 67 year old life. I feel very comfortable being in his care and I am deathly afraid of dentists.
This was an outstanding experience and I could not have left happier. Excellent service. Would recommend them to friends, family, and anyone looking for a dentist.
These guys are awesome! They took good care of me and made sure I was comfortable the whole time. I will be coming back!
Dr. Shumway and his staff are fantastic! They really go the extra mile to make sure you are getting all your dental needs and to make sure you are comfortable.
More knowledgeable, helpful, and honest than any other dentist I’ve been to. I will be recommending Dr. Shumway at Spokane Family Smiles to anyone who asks.
I cracked an old filling and it was loose. Dr Shumway was able to get me in at the beginning of the next week. Employees are always friendly and helpful. I highly recommend them.
Very grateful to have Dr. Shumway as my dentist. Friendly staff and a great experience every time.
Spokane Family Smiles is an excellent dental experience! The staff is so friendly and always remembers my name and family. Wouldn’t go anywhere else!
You know you are part of the family from the first appointment. Dr. Shumway and his staff will continue to be the place for me and my family for the foreseeable future.
The entire staff is wonderful. I was amazed at how comfortable they made me feel! I would highly recommend them to anyone, especially someone who is fearful of dental work.
When it comes to making dreams come true with your teeth, they are the Walt Disney of Dentistry. Choosing Spokane Family Smiles will be the best decision you can make for your mouth.
By far the best dentist I have experienced. He makes sure you’re always comfortable and explains what he is doing every step of the way.
The whole staff is very nice. Dr. Shumway always makes sure you’re comfortable and is really good at explaining what he is doing.
Absolutely one of the best dentist offices I have been to. The appointment went smoothly and I was kept well informed of what was going on and if there were any issues.
Always a pleasure to visit. Very friendly, warm, and inviting. Very pleased with the dentist and the staff there. They keep me in tip top shape when it comes to my teeth.
I contacted Dr. Shumway on a Saturday and he returned my call personally. He offered to see me in one hour even though his offices were closed. This is ‘above and beyond’ patient care.
IV and Oral Sedation
We offer sedation options to ensure a comfortable and positive experience no matter the treatment you receive.
We stand behind our work. Quality materials and techniques are key for long lasting restorations. Ask our team about our treatment guarantee.
Common dental sealant questions
Is fluoride bad for you?
Absolutely not. While ingesting a large amount of fluoride can be bad for you, our solution contains well below the safe amount of fluoride.
What does dental sealant do?
Our Spokane Valley dental sealants treatment “seals” the pit and grooves in the hard-to-clean parts of your teeth, particularly your back teeth. It is painted on your teeth, hardening into a protective shell around the enamel of your teeth. This protects your teeth from the risk of cavities.
Does insurance cover dental sealants and fluoride varnish?
While all dental insurance plans are different, many insurance policies consider both dental sealants and fluoride varnish as preventive treatments and will cover most of the cost of your Spokane Valley dental sealant and fluoride varnish treatment.
Smile Care Dental Savings Plan
A great option for those without dental insurance! Our dental savings plan is designed to help you and your family save significantly on preventive and restorative services.
Membership includes cleanings, exams, and routine x-rays, as well as significantly reduced fees for restorative and surgical procedures.
Benefits of membership run for 12 months.
No deductibles, waiting periods, annual maximums, or denial of claims.
We accept most insurance plans
Unsure if we accept your plan? Reach out to our team! We’ll help you determine coverage so you can make the right financial decision for your family. Please note that we do not accept Washington Apple Health.
For those without insurance, we offer several payment options, including CareCredit and our office savings program.