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How can I reverse the damage from cavities?

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Dr. Garrett Caldwell
8 years experience in Family Medicine
Cavities: Damage from cavities can not be reversed. If bad enough, a dentist will drill the cavity out and then place a crown over the tooth. If the cavity is not far along, it cannot be reversed but it can be kept from getting worse. Regular brushing and flossing along with a flouride rinse can help keep the teeth strong and prevent cavities from progressing.
Answered on Nov 26, 2013
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