do i have a cavity?

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i have a black spot in my molar. is it a cavity or a stuck piece of food? how can i tell? do i need to go to the dentist to have it cleaned out, even if I choose not to have it drilled and filled?
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Hi Liora,

You may try removing that spot if you can. If it's just some food that has stuck on your tooth, you should see a clear smooth part of your tooth afterwards. By the way, removing food sticking on our teeth will be easy.

If it appears that after scraping a portion, there still is a cavitation or discoloration, you have tooth decay over there. But if you find yourself continuously scraping without any tooth part being detached and the black spot remains as it is, you have an arrested caries. You should not worry of arrested caries since your body has found its way to control the disease.

If you prefer to have the tooth cleaned out, you may. But if it's just a small cavitation and you are optimally healthy and your diet is excellent, your body can do the work and heal and remineralize the decay.

Regarding your diet, eat lots of food rich in calcium, phosphorus, and water and fat soluble vitamins. Avoid sugar, grains and flour products.
Here are the links where you can get more information on what and what not to eat.

The answer is based in part upon the writing in the book, "Cure Tooth Decay."
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A little more about the book:
Forget about drilling, filling, and the inevitable billing. Your teeth can heal naturally because they were never designed to decay in the first place! They were designed to remain strong and healthy for your entire life. But the false promises of conventional dentistry have led us down the wrong path, leading to invasive surgical treatments that include fillings, crowns, root canals and dental implants.

Disclaimer About this Post: This material has been created solely for educational purposes. The author is not a dentist. The author is not engaged in giving medical / dental advice or services. Everything you try here is done at your own risk.
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