Can decay be prevented?

Yes, in the initial stage of decay development; when acid attack is still confined to the enamel layer (often seen by chalkiness to the outer tooth surface); it is often possible to remineralise and reverse the effect. This is achieved by having a professionally applied, concentrated fluoride treatment at the dentist in conjunction with regular brushing, flossing and use of fluoridated water and toothpaste. Remember the old saying, “prevention is always better than cure.”