Can A Cavity Be Reversed Naturally?

Read so many studies that a small cavity can heal itself and decay gone by remineralization using fluoride and xylitol. Is this true? Can you actually heal a cavity by this method? Studies said rinsing with ACT( or any other fluoride rinse) & xylitol daily will actually reverse a cavity. I find it hard to believe. Once you have a cavity, small or not the only way is to fill it. But a dentist wrote that she has patients she has seen cavities gone in a few months with this method. Is this true?

Doctor Answers (3)

Can A Cavity Be Reversed Naturally?

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Depending on the extent of caries, possibility of cavity reversal exists.
If the cavity is in the enamel, and has not penetrated thru DENTIN, then your cavity can be remineralized.

It all dependy on your oral hygiene, the quality and the quantity of your saliva, and your diet.
Generally the more acidic your saliva, the more prone you are to cavities or gum disease.

Ask your dentist regarding the products available to aid you prevent decays, and gum disease.

Good luck !


Los Angeles Cosmetic Dentist

A cavity can be reversed with dental work

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If the cavity is very small and has not penetrated the enamel, the enamel can remineralize as you have described. Speak to your dentist about your options

Leonard Tau, DMD
Philadelphia Cosmetic Dentist
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A Cavity Can Be Reversed

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If the cavity is very very small, and has not penetrated beneath the enamel, the enemel can remineralize as you described.

Jay Neuhaus, DDS
New York Cosmetic Dentist

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