Reversing Cavities
We strive to encourage optimal patient health by practicing minimally invasive dentistry.

Possibly Reversing Cavities. Less Drilling is a good thing!

Dr. Rich Creasman explains how Atlanta Dental Spa works to reverse cavities, naturally. “Less drilling, more results.”


You’re probably thinking “Yeah, right! There is no way to reverse decay!!” Well this isn’t science fiction but definitely has been made possible through scientific studies regarding how decay works and functions in your mouth.

As a wellness focused practice, Atlanta Dental Spa provides the knowledge and encouragement for patients to live at their healthiest. Atlanta Dental Spa also strives to encourage optimal patient health by practicing minimally invasive dentistry for the early detection and prevention of dental problems.

Here at Atlanta Dental Spa we think proactively about your smile to provide the best care possible. We have rinses, toothpastes, gums, and candies made of naturally-occurring sweetener Xylitol that are designed to harden and remineralize your teeth and make your mouth a healthy place to fight bacteria. Xylitol is at the forefront of healthy sugar alternatives and is used in dentistry as a cavity preventative. We look forward to helping you assess your risk and find the best product fit for you!

Reversing Cavities

FACT: Decay is actually caused not from the bacteria themselves but actually the by-products of the bacteria.

These by-products of bacteria are actually very acidic. Acidity is enamel’s #1 Enemy and the acidic products slowly etch their way through the enamel surface and in to the second layer of tooth structure called dentin.

So, by killing the bacteria and then creating an environment (basic pH) the tooth can actually start to remineralize and repair itself provided the damage is not too far.


Science

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