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Can a tooth cavity be delayed?

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Posted by: mynewcrown  (8 years ago)
Hello!

I had a dental cleaning last week and the dentist caught a cavity on my first molar. It is not painful or anything unless I eat something sweet. I do feel some sensitivity on the tooth but it's tolerable. I do plan on going to the dentist; the only thing that kept me from going sooner was lack of insurance. So, is there any way I can do to stop the tooth from decaying further until I'll be able to get it treated? Thank you in advance for your answers!
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Posted by: silverlady  (8 years ago)
Hi Mynewcrown!

Yes, a cavity can be stopped from progressing. Brush and floss at least twice a day. Rinse with salt water once a day. It helps to disinfect the mouth and keeps the gums healthy.
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Posted by: jollensjolly  (8 years ago)
You can stop cavities with good oral hygiene; floss daily and brush often. Gargle with fluoride rinse at least once a week.
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