Do you ever wonder why your dentist, Dr. Glen Lockwood, recommends fluoride so often? Well, our dental team is happy to tell you why. Fluoride is a natural mineral that is found in the Earth’s crust. It has the ability to strengthen and nourish your teeth and help you have a top-notch smile. This is why we encourage you to expose your teeth to fluoride regularly, which can be done by brushing with fluoride toothpaste, rinsing with fluoride mouthwash, drinking fluoridated water (which is water from your tap), and receiving a professional fluoride treatment.
Now, let’s talk about how fluoride works. When you expose your chompers to fluoride, the mineral dives into the tooth enamel, which is the hard, white shell that is covering the teeth. The fluoride nourishes this shell and makes it tough and strong. This is very important because the stronger your enamel is, the harder it is for tooth decay, bacteria, and acid to damage and harm it. This can help you avoid cavities and enamel erosion. So, make sure to strengthen your chompers with fluoride regularly.
Fortunately, anyone over the age of 3 can take advantage of fluoride. Infants aren’t able to do so because their little chompers can’t handle the mineral. Plus, they get enough fluoride from the foods and drinks they consume.
To learn more about fluoride in Kenai, Alaska, please contact Kenai Dental Clinic at 907-283-4875 today. When you reach out to our dental team, we will be more than happy to help you by giving you the answers and information you need. We look forward to your phone call!