Can the body repair dental cavities?

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By Hope
@1hopefulman (33518)
Canada
January 6, 2017 9:38am CST
I lost a filling before the holidays and I have an appointment this afternoon. Going to the dentist is never fun for me. I was trying to re-mineralize my cavity and I will find out if it got better. Do you think that the body can repair cavities? Have you found a way? ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- (Addendum January 13, 2017 4:45 PM EST) This news story looks promising
If you are trying to avoid undergoing the dentist’s drill and exposing your body to dangerous cavity fillings, a revolutionary new toothpaste could be the ideal solution. The toothpaste, which is made using components that mimic your tooth’s natural enamel
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@MALUSE (44590)
• Uzbekistan
6 Jan 17
That would be wonderful, wouldn't it? Alas, it's not to be. :-(
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@1hopefulman (33518)
• Canada
10 Jan 17
Yes, it would be wondeful! I will keep looking into claims that have had some success.
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@TheHorse (73401)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 May 17
We can dream.
@fishtiger58 (30319)
• Momence, Illinois
6 Jan 17
Nope I really don't think it can. If it could we wouldn't need dentists.
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• New Delhi, India
6 Jan 17
Haha well said
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@1hopefulman (33518)
• Canada
10 Jan 17
@fishtiger58 @amitkokiladitya There are some claims for improving teeth problems with special care but I don't know how true it is.
@DianneN (87547)
• United States
6 Jan 17
I doubt it very much, but good luck at the dentist's. I'd rather give birth than go to one.
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@DianneN (87547)
• United States
15 Jan 17
@1hopefulman So sorry. I never minded root canals. I minded the injections and drilling more. Yes, I'd rather have a baby than that!
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@1hopefulman (33518)
• Canada
16 Jan 17
@DianneN In my research I found that there are some interesting developments in the world of dentistry and in the next few years things will change dramatically in dentistry. Pain will be a thing of the past or so they say.
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@DianneN (87547)
• United States
16 Jan 17
@1hopefulman I hope I still have my teeth by the time it's developed!!!
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@PatZAnthony (13118)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
9 Jan 17
Some say it can be done. However, we were taught someone along the way that the body can repair all tissue, except the teeth. Sound familiar?
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@1hopefulman (33518)
• Canada
10 Jan 17
Well, it did not work for me. I had to have a root canal.
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@db20747 (10233)
• Washington, District Of Columbia
24 Jan
Awesome article!! Where do I find this toothpas?!!
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@1hopefulman (33518)
• Canada
26 Jan
Maybe in our dreams?
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@db20747 (10233)
• Washington, District Of Columbia
26 Jan
@1hopefulman sorry, what's maybe in our dreams?
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@1hopefulman (33518)
• Canada
27 Jan
@db20747 Finding the toothpaste that will fix our teeth.
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@shaggin (38419)
• United States
8 Jan 17
I do not believe that is possibly for our bodies to repair out cavities. I do know that a cavity can be very small and not get bigger or need to be fixed if you take very good care of it.
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@1hopefulman (33518)
• Canada
10 Jan 17
I will keep trying the different methods suggested but some have had success in healing small cavities. It would be nice if we could find a way to repairr damaged teeth.
@shaggin (38419)
• United States
10 Jan 17
@1hopefulman It really would be amazing!
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@1hopefulman (33518)
• Canada
10 Jan 17
@shaggin It seems that cavities are caused by some bacterias that multiply by feeding on sugar. Some people don't have that bacteria and therefore never have a cavity all their life even though they never brush their teeth. I wish I had been like that!
@LadyDuck (181864)
• Switzerland
7 Jan 17
No, unfortunately this is something that it's not possible.
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@1hopefulman (33518)
• Canada
10 Jan 17
I will go with the belief that it possible and continue to search for a way.
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@LadyDuck (181864)
• Switzerland
11 Jan 17
@1hopefulman Good luck.
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@1hopefulman (33518)
• Canada
12 Jan 17
@LadyDuck Thanks!
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@much2say (40452)
• United States
6 Jan 17
How were you trying to remineralize your cavity? My son has little cavities on his bottom teeth, but they never fixed it because it's so teeny. When they have x-rayed it, it has not gotten bigger, so they see no reason to fix them still . . . so I guess it can help to take super care of your teeth. But once it has been drilled and filled, I just don't know. I have the old silvery fillings from when I was kid . . . the way the old dentist did it, I am told they may have overdrilled and filled it that later on (last year), it caused a breakage in my tooth as through the years it had been wedging the good parts. So my current dentist filled and repaired it. I actually like the way dentists work it these days - the experiences have been quite pleasant compared to my childhood ones. I don't know about self-repair on cavities, but being very active about prevention seems to be working for me (brushing, flossing well, etc).
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@1hopefulman (33518)
• Canada
10 Jan 17
I have only recently started research the subject. Some have found by using coconut oil has worked for them.
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@much2say (40452)
• United States
13 Jan 17
@1hopefulman I have done the oil pulling with coconut oil. Not sure if I have reaped the benefits of it though regarding cavities, but I guess it helps to take away toxins around the teeth and gums.
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@1hopefulman (33518)
• Canada
13 Jan 17
@much2say I found this article encouraging. I guess there is hope.
Dental phobia is incredibly common, partly due to the drilling and associated pain. However, new research led by Nigel Pitts of King’s College Londo
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• New Delhi, India
6 Jan 17
No lost tooth or cavity cannot be remineralized unless it is really small.
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@1hopefulman (33518)
• Canada
10 Jan 17
Well, knowing that, it gives some hope on ways to prevent the problem in the first place. I will continue to research and see if I come up with anything.
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• New Delhi, India
11 Jan 17
@1hopefulman all the best...please let me know if you find something
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@1hopefulman (33518)
• Canada
12 Jan 17
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@just4him (128384)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
6 Jan 17
I think that's one thing that can't be repaired by the body.
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@1hopefulman (33518)
• Canada
10 Jan 17
I have been doing research and some have had cavities that got better with careful care especially for small cavities. However, I don't know.
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@just4him (128384)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Jan 17
@1hopefulman I've never seen one get better.
@Corbin5 (119171)
• United States
6 Jan 17
I have not found a method of repairing a cavity, but it sure would be great if we could.
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@Corbin5 (119171)
• United States
10 Jan 17
@1hopefulman I did a bit of research, thanks to you. It is interesting.
@kepweng (19130)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
21 Nov
do you already using Retainer or braise
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@1hopefulman (33518)
• Canada
22 Nov
No, never did!
@TheHorse (73401)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 May 17
I don't think so.
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@1hopefulman (33518)
• Canada
11 May 17
Thanks for sharing your understanding of this problem that many people have.
@Tampa_girl7 (26737)
• United States
15 Jan 17
It would be awesome if that could happen
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@1hopefulman (33518)
• Canada
16 Jan 17
I have found a few people that actually healed their smallcavities naturally but it takes a total diet change and meticulous care. there are some new procedures coming to the dentist office in the next few years that will actually heal the tooth. Will keep an eye on that.
@JudyEv (136556)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Jan 17
I have a dental appointment in about a weeks' time. I don't like going to the dentist either. I don't think the body can repair cavities unfortunately.
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@1hopefulman (33518)
• Canada
13 Jan 17
It may need some help from a healthy diet and good teeth care. All the best on your dentist visit.
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@buenavida (8265)
• Sweden
10 Jan 17
So sorry you have tooth problems.. I once read someone used coconut oil for the teeth, but I have no idea if it really works other than toothpaste.. I hope you don't get health problems from the root canal.
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@1hopefulman (33518)
• Canada
10 Jan 17
I have also heard of oil pulling. I will try to see if it prevents future problems. So far so good on the root canal but I have to go back Thursday for the denstist to finish the job.
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@db20747 (10233)
• Washington, District Of Columbia
24 Jan
Do I wish? Going to look that one up!