What is the most common areas in the mouth to get cavities?
We have all heard, “Only floss the ones you want to keep.” In between the teeth where the teeth contact each other is probably the most common. Flossing or water flossing can help to reduce your chances of decay in between your teeth. Other usual areas are in deep grooves or fissures in the chewing surface or side of the tooth. Sealants are great at preventing this type of decay. One other area susceptible to decay is on the root structure where the gums have receded due to the roots being less protective than enamel. Prescription fluoride can help prevent this type of decay.
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