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what can i do to prevent my cavity from growing?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Have the cavity: Treated promptly by your dentist to prevent it from getting worse.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

Are there any good ways to prevent a cavity from progressing until i get a dentist appointment?

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Dr. Denny Cho
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Yes...: By brushing your teeth with a Fluoride toothpaste and using a Fluoride rinse. It will slow the progression. Brush three times a day as well. If you can get the dentist to place some Fluoride varnish, that can also help.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Hi docs! what could I do to prevent a possible cavity?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Follow instructions: See dentist for regular exams and cleaning. Keep mouth scrupulously clean by following dentist's directions. Avoid acidic/sugary/starchy foods. Use Fluoride toothpaste and/or mouthwash. It's all the same stuff they taught your in elementary school. There are no shortcuts, otc's, or tricks that will work. Comes down to good old fashioned personal responsibility. Call your dentist for help.

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