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When our dental team is treating your smile with fluoride, do you ever wonder why we do such a thing? If so, our dentist, Dr. David Wilhelm, is more than happy to tell you why. Fluoride is a natural mineral that can help you, your teeth, and your smile in more ways than you might realize. Our professional fluoride treatment can do the following things:

-Help you prevent dental issues: This is because the fluoride seeps into the tooth enamel and fortifies it. When the enamel is tough, bacteria and other harmful elements have a hard time attacking the shell and creating tooth decay and enamel erosion.

-Help you prevent or treat tooth sensitivity: This is because the fluoride can strengthen the enamel and fasten the pathways that lead to the tooth nerves. When these pathways remain open, your teeth can become sensitive to hot and cold temperatures.

-Help you reverse the early stages of tooth decay: This is because when the fluoride seeps into your enamel, it helps rebuild the feeble spots (which are signs of the beginning of a cavity). As the fluoride strengthens the enamel, the bacteria have a harder time harming the tooth and continuing the cavity-creating process.

For more information and details about a professional fluoride treatment in Newport Beach, California, please contact Newport Dental Arts OC at 949-752-1210 and talk to a member of our dental team. We are happy to hear from and help you, so please don’t be afraid to reach out to us!