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How Did I Get a Cavity?

We know that cavities are bad and that we don’t want them, but have you ever wondered how a cavity forms in a tooth? You probably also know that plaque and tartar are bad to have on our teeth, and heard that they hold bacteria which can cause problems in our mouth such as cavities, gingivitis and periodontal disease.

Click on the link below to watch an entertaining video produced by TED-Ed (October 2016) that shows and describes what happens in our mouth when bacteria have the opportunity to create a cavity. (When you’re on the Youtube site, you can click on SKIP AD to jump to the video.)

We hope you learn from and enjoy this video.

~Kaylin Cannon, RDH

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