How do you stop tooth decay?

  1. Brush the area carefully. …
  2. Look out for symptoms of a cavity. …
  3. Use a fluoride treatment. …
  4. Drink water. …
  5. Chew sugar free gum with xylitol. …
  6. Try a salt water rinse. …
  7. Brush your teeth with licorice root. …
  8. Avoid refined sugar.