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Are there any good ways to prevent cavities when i forget to brush at night?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Cross your fingers: If you forget to brush and floss at night, don't expect to not get cavities. In time, you most likely will. Change your habits.
Dr. Gary Chapman
Orthodontics 35 years experience
Fluoride rinse: A nightly rinse with Fluoride helps make up for lack of brushing.....But nothing beats good brushing and flossing habits.

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