What Are Dental Cavities and How Can You Avoid Them?

What's a Cavity?

A cavity is a tiny hole in your tooth that can grow bigger if not taken care of!

How Do Cavities Form?

Cavities happen when sugary foods leave bits on your teeth, and germs turn them into acid that can make holes.

Watch Out for Sugar!

Candy, soda, and even some snacks have sugar that germs love to eat. This can lead to cavities!

The acid from germs can attack your teeth for 20 minutes or more after you eat!

The Tooth's Worst Enemy

Brushing your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste helps keep cavities away.

Super Tools for Fighting Cavities

Don't Forget to Floss!

Flossing gets rid of food and germs hiding between your teeth, which helps prevent cavities.

Rinse and Win!

Using mouthwash can reach places in your mouth that your toothbrush can't.

Visit the Dentist

Seeing your dentist twice a year helps keep your teeth cavity-free and sparkly clean!

Keep up with brushing, flossing, and dentist visits to keep those cavities far away!