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,
There are no good fillings. Period. Maybe IRM
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!