When it comes to taking care of cavities, the dentist can be your best resource for dealing with them. This does not mean you cannot help the dentist and yourself. There are things you can try that can help your enamel not give so much ground to a cavity as well as decrease your chances of getting one in the first place.
You can do this by assisting your teeth with a natural process they use, which is called remineralization. This process works by taking in more calcium, phosphate and fluoride to repair and fortify the tooth. You can find various types of toothpaste and mouth rinse that can help you get sufficient amounts of these minerals directly to your teeth.
So how can they help? Well, all these minerals make up a large part of tooth enamel. Fluoride is a key player in all this. Fluoride becomes part of your enamel, and it can help bring in more calcium and phosphate.
Enamel increases in strength as it gathers more of these minerals, so you can help it keep cavities from becoming a problem. If a cavity does appear, remineralization may not be enough to stop it, but it can slow it down. As such, you may still want to visit Dr. Damon Wright so you can get the treatment you need.
Here at Wright Family Dentistry in Jonesboro, Arkansas, we do all we can to help our patients, whether it be with cavities or other issues. We can help you feel at ease once again. You can get in touch with us and set up an appointment by calling 870.932.2300.