For a child younger than 6 with cavities, will his teeth remineralize faster without using the toothpaste, will using it further etch his teeth?
How do you know if/when a cavity needs to be filled and what is the best filling if you have to?
Thank you so much for your time and help,
I would spend 6 months being diligent about xylitol, tooth cleaning and keeping juice and citrus drinks etc to meal times only. Make sure you have xylitol in the diet – or better yet Zellies fruit mints after meals and drinks. If the cavity is better after 6 months I would ask the dentist to let you continue for another 6 months. If the cavity remains after one year – I guess you will need to have a filling.
In a baby tooth you can ask if IRM is a possibility – that is probably the safest filling and also helps strengthen the tooth.
Prevention – prevention – prevention!
Avoid fillings if you possibly can!