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 (2)

A cavity can be reversed with dental work


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

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A Cavity Can Be Reversed


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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