Tooth cavities are a result of tooth decay, poor oral hygiene, and prolonged exposure to oral bacteria that produce acids. These acids attack the natural enamel of the tooth making space for bacteria to grow. If cavities are left untreated, they can affect the entire tooth, including the root.
When not treated on time, they lead to dental complications where the root canals need to be cleaned and filled, or a tooth needs to be replaced, making it more difficult to treat, compared to early intervention.
The simple answer is “no.” But what is possible is to stop the cavity from developing. Interestingly enough, a dental filling isn't always necessary to stop this process.
How can that be possible?
For starters, proper oral hygiene is an essential part of the “reversing” process as it can help the teeth restore their minerals and stop the decay. Then, fluoride treatments can also help strengthen the tooth enamel.
As mentioned before, while reversing cavities per se is not possible, you can prevent the tooth from further decaying with these two simple measures. If the damage is already too severe, then the dentist will have to clean the decay and give you a clean slate to start with.
Brushing your teeth at least two times every day can help protect your teeth from cavities, but it's not the only tool you have in your arsenal. Here's what you need to know to keep good oral health:
Unfortunately, you cannot reverse a cavity, but it's in your power to stop the process and ensure great oral health.
We here at Alliance Family Dentistry can help you too in your fight against cavities. We can help you treat them, prevent them, and get a beautiful and healthy smile. Get in touch with us now to book your appointment in Colorado Springs.