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How do I prevent cavities?

How do I prevent cavities?

I'm not a dentist: But.... Preventing cavities is fairly straight forward: Brush your teeth with a fluoride-containing toothpaste after meals, avoid eating sweets, floss twice a day, drink fluoridated water, and see your dentist twice a year. ...Read more

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What are some ways to prevent cavities ?

What are some ways to prevent cavities ?

Good Hygiene: The best way to prevent dental decay is to follow good oral hygiene. This means brushing 2 times a day, and flossing once a day. Also avoiding foods and drinks that cause cavities is an important part of prevention... This means soda and candy. ...Read more

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Could lush toothy tabs prevent cavities?

Could lush toothy tabs prevent cavities?

LUSH product: Thank you for posting this question. I have looked up this product online, as i was not aware of this product. Interesting--a tablet you can crush then brush with your tooth brush instead of toothpaste! while i cannot comment on this rather new product, preventing cavities requires basic home care: remove all bacteria by brushing ; flossing. Ask your dentist how clean your teeth are from using it. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent my cavity from growing?

What can I do to prevent my cavity from growing?

Have the cavity: Treated promptly by your dentist to prevent it from getting worse. ...Read more

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What is a method at home i can do for cavities to prevent further damage?

What is a method at home i can do for cavities to prevent further damage?

To a point: Dental cavities are caused by acid that is produced by bacteria...They make acid out of carbohydrates. If you rinse vigouously with water and bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) of soda or chew and swish an anacid tablet, the acid can be neutralized. However, this is not meant to be long term 'fix'. Your tooth needs to be evaluated and repaired by a professional. ...Read more

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How do you know you have a cavity? How do you treated or prevent from getting cavity?

How do you know you have a cavity? How do you treated or prevent from getting cavity?

Dental cavity?: Go see a dentist and get an exam and an Xray. Cavities are prevented by regular brushing of teeth (twice a day) with a soft toothbrush and flossing daily! ...Read more

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How does xylitol prevent cavities?

How does xylitol prevent cavities?

Inhibits bacteria: Xylitol is a 5-carbon alcohol sugar that cavity causing germs can not use to grow and multiply. The cavity causing germs release enamel destroying acids when they metabolize sugars eaten in one's diet. They can not do this with xylitol. ...Read more

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How can you prevent a cavity from getting infected?

How can you prevent a cavity from getting infected?

It already is: A carious lesion starts with demineralization of the enamel. Bacteria soon reside and colonize the cavity. At this point the tooth can be restored with a restoration. Allowed to progress, the carious lesion will eventually reach the nerve of the tooth, where the bacteria can pass through the tooth, infecting the bone. Then you will need root canal therapy or extraction. So have the tooth fixed. ...Read more

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Is aim toothpaste ok to use ? Can it prevent cavities?

Is aim toothpaste ok to use ? Can it prevent cavities?

Yes: Look at the back of the package for the American Dental Association seal of approval. Aim is an accepted brand. Any accepted toothpaste used regularly will help prevent cavities. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more