Cavities can be uncomfortable, annoying, and downright painful. That’s why it’s important to maintain good dental hygiene. However, if you do find that you have a cavity, here are some home remedies you can try to help treat it.
A cavity is essentially a hole that develops in your tooth as a result of decay. Cavities can affect the outer and inner layer of the tooth, and can range in severity. Typically, cavities form as the tooth begins to corrode due to bacteria or poor hygiene.
A number of things can cause a cavity to develop, and the symptoms may vary from person to person. This is why it is extremely important to maintain regular check-ups and cleanings from your dentist. Patients who would like a teeth cleaning are welcome to schedule an appointment with Dr. Beaufils at his Cooper City office.
Remember, not everyone will have the same signs when it comes to a identifying a cavity. In fact, not many symptoms can be felt while the cavity is in its initial stage where it is just beginning to form. However, as your condition worsens, it is likely you will experience one or more of the following symptoms.
If you notice any of the above indications, it is likely you have or are developing a cavity in your mouth. If not properly treated, the decay could spread into other teeth and cause more serious dental health issues. If left untreated, a cavity may even require a root canal to treat.
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While professional help is always the best route to take when treating a cavity, it can be possible to treat or slow down the decay by using one of these home remedies.
Due to its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, clove is a wonderful option to treat cavities that are forming in your teeth. Additionally, clove can help to reduce the intense pain you may feel from a toothache as well as prevent the cavity from spreading to your other teeth.
The best way to administer clove to the affected area is by applying it directly to the tooth using a cotton ball. These instructions can help you create a liquid that can be applied to the cavity.
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Aside from seasoning, salt also carries antibacterial and antiseptic properties, which makes for an ideal home remedy ingredient. Salt can both reduce pain and inflammation that can occur when you have a cavity. Plus, it can help kill the bacteria in your mouth to keep it from spreading or progressing.
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Beaufils Dental is dedicated to providing our clients with beneficial and comfortable dental health solutions. If you have a cavity or would like to know more about preventing them, Dr. Beaufils can help. We offer a wide variety of dental options at our Cooper City office to help meet the needs of all of our clients.