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Cavities are an unpleasant issue that we all must be ready for. When they come, you can help yourself best by making a trip to the dentist. Whatever stage the cavity is in, the dentist can help you treat it.

You can do some things to help yourself in the fight against cavities. This is through using mouth rinses and toothpaste that contain the minerals fluoride, phosphate and calcium.

These minerals are major parts of your tooth enamel, which is the outermost layer of your teeth. All three minerals are important, but fluoride deserves a special mention. When it gets absorbed into the enamel, it not only adds its strength to the structure, but it can help the enamel bring in phosphate and calcium. The result is that the tooth can restore its strength a bit and fortify itself against tooth decay, which appears in the form of cavities.

These minerals can help you prevent cavities and slow them down if they are present. Even if you are using toothpastes and mouth rinses that have these minerals, it can still be beneficial for you to meet with our dentist, Dr. Evan Wheeler. Our dentist has more extensive knowledge that can serve you as you contend with a cavity.

If you find yourself getting a cavity, or if another issue comes up with your mouth, you can come to our office in Fairbanks, Alaska, for help. We are ready to help you tackle the problem and get back to living comfortably. You can schedule a visit by calling 907-479-8123.