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Cavity Prevention Strategies

January 6, 2020

What is a cavity?

Cavity Prevention Strategies

A cavity is a permanent damaged area on the hard surfaces of teeth that develop into tiny holes or openings. Cavities are also called tooth decay or caries. Cavities are caused by bacteria in the mouth that convert plaque to acid. Cavities can be repaired with composite fillings. If cavities are left untreated, the damages to the tooth enamel worsens leading to severe toothache, infection, and loss of teeth.

Ways to avoid cavities

  1. Brush and floss your teeth daily. Brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing your teeth daily can help…

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