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The mineral density of your tooth enamel gives your teeth the hardness to bite, chew, and process food, while also helping to resist the development of dental caries and other tooth decay complications. To help people maintain strong and healthy teeth, many municipalities add trace amounts of fluoride to their water supply.

This helps bolster the strength of your tooth enamel, in conjunction with your daily oral hygiene routine, with fluoridated toothpaste. If you live in a rural area or you don’t readily have access to fluoridated water it could gradually start to weaken your tooth enamel. This could gradually cause tooth decay and tooth sensitivity problems.

In a situation like this Dr. Lonnie Anderson might recommend a treatment plan that increases the fluoride exposure of your teeth through other means.

This often starts with him administering a fluoride treatment after your routine dental checkup. This can make a significant improvement to the strength of your tooth enamel in a short amount of time.

If he feels it is warranted, Dr. Lonnie Anderson might also prescribe fluoride supplements. This often comes in the form of a specially concentrated fluoride toothpaste or mouth rinse.

If you live in the Juneau, Alaska, area and you have concerns about the strength of your tooth enamel, you should call 907-789-2066 to explore your fluoride options at Lonnie A. Anderson, DDS.