Swishing with warm salt water may not help to prevent mouth disease in otherwise health individuals.
Salt water rinse can be used as adjunct to routine mechanical plaque
control for prevention of oral diseases.
The study participants would have experienced some improvement not
specifically associated with the therapeutic properties of the test
When you go to the dentist the first thing she will do is not to fix that cavity, but an inspection of your teeth. This will give you a chance to meet and talk to the dentist before anything gets serious and you can ask all the questions you want.
The truth about the pain is, filling cavities used to be extremely painful in the long gone days before ...
Dental Student here, I highly recommend that you go see the dentist. First if the cavity gets into the pulp, you will need Root Canal Therapy to save that tooth, plus a core, and crown. Which is expensive. If you get it treated early, a filling may be all you need. A third possibility is getting the tooth extracted and getting an implant, but that is ...
It's just a rough initial check.
Sensitive teeth are indicative of exposed dentin, but not necessarily tooth decay.
Teeth have layers to them:
The top layer (enamel) is composed almost entirely of hard minerals. It is impermeable, and totally insensitive to physical stimuli.
However, the next layer (dentin) is a little softer, and has many thin channels ...