Cavities and the Truth

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What have you heard about cavities? Have you ever wondered what’s fact and what’s fiction? If you have, we’re here to give you a few facts to separate the two.

Cavities in Kids: If you’ve heard that children get more cavities than adults, that rumor is outdated. In the last few decades, the number of cavities in school-aged children has been cut nearly in half. Again, tooth decay is caused by bacteria, not by sugar. This means that as long as you remove the harmful bacteria, your child should be safe. Also, it is extremely important to care for your baby’s teeth to prevent cavities that can spread to their other teeth and have lasting effects.

Spaces and Clenching: Were you told that grinding or clenching your teeth can cause a cavity? Did you hear that a gap in your smile could also be another cause? Actually, cavities are only caused by bacteria, meaning that if you keep gaps clean, your teeth will be safe. However, if you grind or clench your teeth, you can create small cracks, where bacteria can grow.

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