Cavity Know-How Quiz

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How much do you know about cavities? The term “cavity” is derived from the word “caries,” Latin for “rot” or “decay.” Dental caries, or tooth decay, occurs when sugars and starches create bacterial plaque, a sticky substance that clings to teeth. Plaque contains acids that erode tooth enamel, creating nasty holes called cavities. Take this quiz and learn how to keep tooth decay at bay so your pearly whites will last a lifetime.