By Heather Myre
Dental Hygienist 

Dental health for healthy life: what is a cavity?


September 21, 2023

One of the most common reasons people go to the dentist is to “see if they have cavities,” but do most people really know what a cavity is or how they can be prevented? The short answer is, maybe, but most people probably don’t know much more than the fact that a cavity is a hole in the tooth that will need an anesthetic injection and drilling to fix. While this is often true, do you know why you get cavities? Do you know that they can be reversed in early stages? Did you know that they are 100% preventable? Check it out!

Simply defined, a cavity is a hole in the tooth. Most people un...

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