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How can I slow down tooth decay?

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Posted by: littleashley  (10 years ago)
Dear all,

The dentist said I got four cavities which need to be filled. Two of them are close to the pulp and
they may need root canal treatment. I do not have insurance and I am saving up to get these teeth taken cared of.

I am trying my best to slow down tooth decay and to keep those teeth from infection. Currently, I brush twice and floss once a day.

What else can I do to prevent infection from these teeth. How can I keep the decay from getting worse?

I would highly appreciate any tip or advise. Thanks a lot!
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Posted by: mards25  (10 years ago)
Dear Littleashley,

Brush your teeth 2-3 times a day, floss and rinse with mouthwash once a day. The fluoride in the toothpaste and mouthwash helps strenghten the tooth. Keep away from sugary diet.

I hope this helps. :-)
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Posted by: sweetfaces  (10 years ago)

Good oral hygiene, good diet and fluoride treatments help in preventing decay but once it is through the enamel, there is no way to stop it from getting bigger besides having it filled by a dentist.