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How Can I Avoid Tooth Cavities
Rinse afterward: Its not so much the amount of sugar, as it is the prolonged exposure. After sugary drinks, rinse with water or brush, of possible, to avoid the sugar sitting on the teeth. Also, dont sip all day long. Have the drink, finish it, rinse. The prolonged exposure, or constant bathing the teeth of sugar, keeps the ph in the mouth out of balance, and allows the "sugar bugs" to do their damage. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Prevention: Once the tooth gets decay, it is progressive except in incipient decay. Prevention is the best thing when it comes to decay and gum disease. Good home care routine, brushing, flossing, using a Fluoride rinse. Visiting your dentist every 6months. Eating healthy and fibrous foods. Avoiding processed food with sugar and carbs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Need to see Dentist: Please see the dentist who filled the tooth asap... One possibility is that the filling is high. A slight adjustment may resolve it completely. Or... The filling may be very close to the nerve. This can lead to a root canal or loss of your tooth. Aleve, (naproxen) advil, Motrin or for more holistic patients, arnica can be helpful to reduce swelling and pain temporarily. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Cannot, really: Elimination of sugar and acids from your diet will help, but you must treat and remove the existing decay, or it will worsen. You must see the Dentist for evaluation and treatment, then continue to keep things clean and prevent further decay. Read labels of soda and foods, looking for acids (citric, phosphoric) and sugars (corn syrup,fructose,etc. ) Even diet sodas have acids. Good Luck. ...Read more
Well...: The the decay will not fix itself on its own, so you need a dentist to restore the teeth if they are even restorable. If you are referring to extractions, then again, a dentist is trained and educated to properly extract teeth. I know of no other healthcare professional trained to do these procedures, therefore you will need the services of a dentist in your area. ...Read more
Talk with dds: Some suggestions include eat lightly and drink fluids. I have also heard that coke can help... Not pepsi.. Best of luck... Maybe others can have better suggestions.. ...Read more
Best .....: Better that you do not have a habit of eating lemons. Over time it will destroy your teeth regardless of how you try to protect them. It's like saying that you suck lollipops all day long and want to know how to protect your teeth. Better to change a bad habit rather than trying to minimize damage. Eating lemons nor sucking lollipops all the time is not essential to a healthy life style. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually after 24-48: Hours you can begin to eat more normally. After wisdom tooth surgery i tell my patients to stay with liquids and very soft food for 24 hours and then move into your regular diet over the next few days. You may read my detailed oral surgery post op suggestions at www.Drleehinson.Com and go to post operative section. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dental Caries: Tooth decay occurs when the bacteria that stick to your teeth produce acid. This acid decalcifies and softens the enamel matrix, causing tooth decay. Proper home care, a balanced diet, fluoride application, and professional cleanings can all help decrease the incidence of tooth decay. ...Read more
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