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When you come to our office for a dental checkup, our dentist, Dr. Joel Wiersum, provides a professional fluoride treatment. This treatment can help you and your smile in many ways. To help you understand why we offer this treatment, our dental team is happy to list the ways it can help you. A professional fluoride treatment can:

-Help you prevent dental issues: This is because the fluoride strengthens and nourishes the tooth enamel. This is possible because the fluoride seeps into your enamel when it is exposed to your smile. As time goes by, it hardens the enamel and makes it difficult for bacteria and acid to harm the teeth and create dental problems.

-Help you prevent or treat tooth sensitivity: This is because it hardens the tooth enamel and closes the pathways that lead to the nerves of the teeth. Without fluoride, those channels will remain open and make your teeth sensitive to hot and cold temperatures.

-Help you reverse the early stages of tooth decay: This is because when the fluoride seeps into your enamel, it helps rebuild the weak spots (which are signs of the beginning of a cavity). As the fluoride strengthens the area, the bacteria have a harder time harming the tooth and continuing the cavity-making process.

To learn more about fluoride in Kodiak, Alaska, or to schedule your next dental checkup, please contact Alaska Smile Center today at 907-486-3475 and talk to a member of our dental team. The more you know, the better. So, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We look forward to helping you!