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Old 02-07-2012, 09:19 AM   #1
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cavities between teeth.

Ok, so i just got back from the dentist and they told me i had 8 cavities!!! all of them are small and between my teeth...

really 8??? come on!!

I'll admit i don't floss daily, but i do ~5 days out of the week on average... I brush twice daily.. its not like i don't take care of my teeth.

I don't drink any pop and hardly ever eat sweet candy...

I'm getting sick of my dentist, it seems like they find 5+ cavities ever time i go in!!

My last visit was in July and I had zero cavities...

I just feels like i'm being taken advantage of here.... I am uninsured as well, and the cost to fill all of these 'small' cavities will come out to $1300!!!

Theres no way I can afford that! Who can!??

I just don't know what to do?
If i floss daily and use a fluoride rinse(They suggested that) can i at least keep them at bay from getting bigger?

Anything, any advice would be great!

 
Old 02-09-2012, 02:27 AM   #2
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Re: cavities between teeth.

Using floss and fluoride mouthwash can only be beneficial. Small cavities between teeth can remain small and if montored regularly ( by x-rays) they may never need filling. I think you should ask for a second opinion, but don't forget the dentist has his costs to pay , normally about 50% of his turnover.

 
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