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Throughout the duration of a typical day, consuming acidic foods and beverages, combined with the natural oral bacteria, can profoundly affect the mineral density within tooth enamel. If these attacks are not counteracted with fluoride treatment, the continued demineralization can result in the formation of microscopic pores and textures in the teeth that, over time, can expose the sensitive layer known as dentin that lies beneath the tooth enamel. This can cause you to develop tooth sensitivity.

If our dentist detects any signs of eroded tooth enamel during a routine dental checkup, he may be able to treat your tooth sensitivity with a fluoride treatment. Exposure to fluoride treatment can help restore the lost mineral density in the tooth enamel and prevent future dental complications.

To provide in-office fluoride treatment, our team applies the fluoride gel or varnish to your teeth at the end of your dental cleaning and exam. You may need to avoid eating or drinking for about half an hour to an hour afterward so that the fluoride has time to saturate the tooth enamel.

If you have severe enamel erosion or don’t have access to fluoridated water, Dr Evan Wheeler may also prescribe fluoride supplements and recommend that you use a fluoride toothpaste when brushing your teeth to help reduce any tooth sensitivity.

If you are tired of dealing with tooth sensitivity, we encourage you to contact Evan L. Wheeler, DDS, PC at 907-479-8123 today to speak with our dentist about receiving fluoride treatment in Fairbanks, Alaska.