When cavities start they are are in the outer enamel surface of the tooth. We can prevent those cavities from getting bigger or even stop them in their tracks!! How?
- Amazing oral hygiene. Brushing and flossing 2 x per day makes a huge difference.
- Fluoride treatments – using a fluoride toothpaste can harden the teeth but there are other fluoride treatments (like varnishes and silver diamine fluoride) that provide non-invasive cavity treatments.
- Seeing a dentist early and often. Dr. Hall recommends seeing a dentist by 1 year of age and continuing to see your dentist every 6 months. That way we can catch problems early.
- Traditional Dental treatments – when all else fails, we can do treatments such as fillings or crowns to treat tooth decay.