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What to do with soft spot in my tooth?

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Posted by: wizzardrubbish  (3 years ago)
Hello!

I have some sensitivity in my upper left teeth so I went to the dentist to have this checked. He said second molar has a soft spot and he would put a sealant over it. Does this stop the soft spot from turning into a cavity? I practice good oral hygiene so I was wondering how I got this soft spot? What can I do to prevent this from happening in my other teeth again? Any advice is greatly appreciated!
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Posted by: thesisters  (3 years ago)
Sealant prevent food and bacteria from getting caught in your tooth's pits and grooves. It lessens the chance of developing a cavity. Fluoride can make your enamel stronger. Keep sugar out of your diet and continue with your good oral hygiene practice.
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Posted by: ghnane  (3 years ago)
Wizzardrubbish, goot oral hygiene is great but you may still develop caries since there are many factors that contribute to it. For instance frequency of snacking. You dentist caught what we call "an early carious lesion" and he wants to treat you medically to allow the demineralized enamel to remineralize by covering it with a sealant instead of drilling and filling your tooth. You may opt for Prevident 5000+ which is prescribed by your dentist it contains high level of fluoride which will aid remineralization process of your teeth making them less susceptible to dissolving due to acids produce by bacteria which eat carbohydrates.
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