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What is a Cavity | Dentist Karen Chu Info Bite

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Children's dentist Karen Chu shares an info bite - basic information parents can share when their kids ask the question, 'What is a cavity' or about tooth decay. - Phoenix Kids Dentist Karen Chu.

Children's dentist Karen Chu shares an info bite - basic information parents can share when their kids ask the question, 'What is a cavity' or about tooth decay. - Phoenix Kids Dentist Karen Chu.

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  • 1. What Is A Cavity? Phoenix Kids’ Dentist Karen Chu
  • 2. What Is A Cavity?A cavity is a hole in the tooth that is caused by decay.
  • 3. What Is Decay?Decay is the destruction of tooth structure caused by infection (usually bacterial).
  • 4. How Does Decay Occur?Decay occurs when plaque (the sticky film that forms on teeth) combines with the sugars and/or starches of the food we eat.
  • 5. How Does That Make A Cavity?This combination produces acids that attack tooth enamel creating the hole.
  • 6. What Prevents A Cavity?The basics to prevent tooth decay are: brushing twice a day, flossing every day and getting regular dental check ups.
  • 7. What Prevents A Cavity?Substitute healthy foods for starchy junk food (and drinks) that are high in sugar. That will get tooth decay on the run!
  • 8. What Prevents A Cavity?Rinse your mouth with water right after eating anything acidic. Dont brush for 30 minutes while the teeth are still acid soft!
  • 9. How Does The Dentist Help To Prevent Cavities?The Dentist will deep clean your teeth and check your gums to make sure there is no hidden decay hiding out to make a hole later.
  • 10. How Does The Dentist Help To Prevent Cavities?The dentist can also apply a sealant to protect the teeth from those times that acid food and drinks are just too good to resist!
  • 11. Dentist Karen Chu Shares