Does fluoride work, and what does it do for your oral health? Fluoride is very effective in strengthening the enamel in our teeth. Our tooth enamel is a thin, yet durable layer on our teeth that shields our teeth from harm. However, bacteria and harmful acids caused by plaque buildup can eventually lead to a hole or crack in tooth enamel.
In many parts of the United States, fluoride is added to the water supply. Most people get their recommended amount through drinking water. Your dentist can tell you if you need a fluoride supplement.
Fluoride is often added to toothpastes and mouthwashes. Fluoride can also be found in tablet form, as well as lozenges and drops. For professional fluoride treatments, you can schedule a visit with your dentist to discuss your options.
If you are looking for fluoride treatments in Kenai, Alaska, Kenai Dental Clinic would love to help. For a more thorough examination to determine which treatment will work best for you, you can schedule an appointment with Dr. Glen Lockwood by calling our office at 907-283-4875. We look forward to seeing you soon!