Thursday, May 5, 2022

15 Myths and Facts About Cavities

  1. Sugar is the prime cause of cavities Myth and fact.

  2. Exposure to acidic foods like lemons causes tooth decay Fact.

  3. Kids are a lot more likely to get cavities than adults Myth.

  4. Aspirin placed next to a tooth will help a toothache Myth.

  5. All fillings eventually need replacing Myth.

  6. If you have a cavity, you'll know it Myth.

  7. Once a tooth is treated, the decaying stops Fact.

  8. Cavities are more likely between teeth Fact.

  9. Gaps in teeth encourage cavities Fact.

  10. Chips and cracks in teeth lead to decay Fact

  11. Sensitivity in teeth means you have decay Myth.

  12. Cavities are the prime reason for root canals Myth.

  13. Clenching and grinding leads to cavities Myth and sometimes fact.

  14. You don’t need to worry about cavities in baby teeth Myth.

  15. Brushing and flossing is the best way to prevent cavities Fact. 

Check the myths and facts here, to find out how cavities are caused, prevented, and treated.

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