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How can I reverse the damage from cavities?

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Dr. Gary Chapman
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: You can't

Fluoride can reverse the very early stages of dental decay.
Reversing is not possible. Dentists are trained to restore teeth with fillings, crowns, bridges, and dentures. Prevention is the best way to maintain your teeth. Brush, floss, fluoride.

In brief: You can't

Fluoride can reverse the very early stages of dental decay.
Reversing is not possible. Dentists are trained to restore teeth with fillings, crowns, bridges, and dentures. Prevention is the best way to maintain your teeth. Brush, floss, fluoride.
Dr. Gary Chapman
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Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics

In brief: Cavities r permanent

Once tooth decay has become a cavity, the damage is permanent and the only thing you can do is have it filled by a dentist.
You can prevent cavities and tooth decay and gum disease by regularly brushing your teeth and flossing daily as well as seeing your dentist every 6 months for preventitive care and routine cleaning.

In brief: Cavities r permanent

Once tooth decay has become a cavity, the damage is permanent and the only thing you can do is have it filled by a dentist.
You can prevent cavities and tooth decay and gum disease by regularly brushing your teeth and flossing daily as well as seeing your dentist every 6 months for preventitive care and routine cleaning.
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Garrett Caldwell
Family Medicine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Garrett Caldwell
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