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Can tooth cavities treated or prevented by oneself after started?
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Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry
In brief: Sorry...No.
Once a cavity starts, there's no way to reverse it by yourself.
Nearly always, the infected/softened part of the tooth has to be removed, the remaining tooth cleaned & conditioned, & the missing part of the tooth replaced with a modern dental material. In very, very small cavities, newer techniques allow us to repair it without removing any tooth structure. Get it fixed while it's small and easy.

In brief: Sorry...No.
Once a cavity starts, there's no way to reverse it by yourself.
Nearly always, the infected/softened part of the tooth has to be removed, the remaining tooth cleaned & conditioned, & the missing part of the tooth replaced with a modern dental material. In very, very small cavities, newer techniques allow us to repair it without removing any tooth structure. Get it fixed while it's small and easy.
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dr. Daniel Wolter
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Dr. Jake Richards
Dentistry
In brief: No, if started
You can slow it down with Fluoride and brushing/flossing but you will not be able to clean it totally out with out a dentist's help.
You can prevent by brushing and flossing and check ups. Catch them early and less pain or prob.

In brief: No, if started
You can slow it down with Fluoride and brushing/flossing but you will not be able to clean it totally out with out a dentist's help.
You can prevent by brushing and flossing and check ups. Catch them early and less pain or prob.
Dr. Jake Richards
Dr. Jake Richards
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