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Because cavities take place on a microscopic level, you may already have them and not even know it. Cavities can be treated, so schedule a visit with your dentist to look for and fill in any cavities that may have occurred.

Don’t let cavities destroy your teeth and lead to pulp infection and tooth loss. Listed below are some common questions regarding cavity prevention:

What is a cavity?
a.) A hole in your tooth as the result of the breakdown of tooth enamel
b.) A place where gummy bears live
c.) A tooth restoration procedure
d.) A sedative used to help calm patients in a dentist office

Which of the following can contribute to cavities forming?
a.) Sugary foods and drinks
b.) A buildup of plaque on your teeth and gums
c.) Harmful acids in highly acidic foods
d.) All of the above

True or False: Cavities can be prevented.
a.) True
b.) False

True or False: Chewing gum can help prevent cavities.
a.) True
b.) False

Answer Key: a, d, a, a

Always make time in your life to visit your dentist at Tacoma Washington Dentist for a bi-annual professional cleaning, and if necessary, to book an appointment with Dr. Phuong Nguyen for a detailed exam of your oral health to check for cavities. You can reach our dentist office in Fircrest, Washington, by calling us at . Let us help you get a whiter, brighter smile today!