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How do you get rid of cavities without going to a dentist?

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2014-06-18 15:18:29
2014-06-18 15:18:29

If it is superficial - that is to say if it is still within the enamel or just on the root surface, and it has not cavitated (no hole in it yet), then you sometimes can remineralize it through careful oral hygiene (brush gently 2-3 times/day - or floss if it is in-between teeth) and daily flouride. You would also need to cut back on acidic foods, drinks and soda.

If it is cavitated (has a hole in it), then you will need to have it fixed by a dentist.

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