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In addition to recommending routine use of fluoride toothpaste and mouthwash to prevent cavities to all patients, your dentist may prescribe stronger treatments if you are a patient with high risk of cavities. These include in-office treatment with a fluoride varnish or sealant, and at home use of a prescription strength fluoride toothpaste or mouth wash to provide enhanced enamel strengthening and cavity protection. Alternatively, your dentist may prescribe a strong antibacterial mouthwash, which helps to control the bad bacteria in plaque that result in cavities..
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The only medications offered for cavities are a strong antibacterial mouthwash and a mouthwash containing fluoride, both prescribed to you by your dentist. The antibacterial mouthwash is prescribed to people who have teeth that have a tendency to develop cavities. The medicine in the mouthwash destroys the bad bacteria in plaque that results in cavities. Fluoride mouthwash helps mend decayed enamel.
Fluoride is very helpful in preventing cavities. It makes the teeth enamel stronger. Fluoride comes in many forms such as tooth paste, community water fluoridation, fluoride treatments in the dentist offices. Some pediatricians have been trained in the application of fluoride varnish to toddlers.