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Tooth decay is a serious and dangerous dental issue that can severely harm your smile and oral health. In order to prevent, deal with and treat tooth decay, you need to know all there is to know about it. Our dentist, Dr. Brittany Greer, encourages you to test your tooth decay knowledge today by taking the following tooth decay test. We hope you learn something new!

1. Tooth decay is caused by:
A. Sugar
B. Carbohydrates
C. Plaque
D. All of the above

2. Tooth decay can be prevented by:
A. Brushing twice a day
B. Flossing once a day
C. Attending your dental checkups
D. Eating tooth-healthy foods and drinks
E. All of the above

3. Tooth decay can be treated with:
A. Dental fillings
B. Dental crowns
C. Root canal treatment
D. Tooth extraction
E. All of the above

4. True or False: Tooth decay can spread to infect the inner surfaces of the tooth and the surrounding teeth.
A. True
B. False

5. True or False: Tooth decay cannot be reversed.
A. True
B. False
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ANSWERS

1. D
2. E
3. E (Depending on the severity of the decay)
4. A
5. B (The softening of the tooth enamel, which is the early stage of a cavity, can be reversed. More severe cavities cannot.)

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about tooth decay in Cleveland, Texas, please contact Cleveland Dental Associates and talk to a member of our dental team. When you dial 281-592-5865, we will be more than happy to give you the answers and information you’re looking for!