Anonymous asked in HealthDental · 1 month ago

True/false: cavities are caused by not brushing ?

7 Answers

  • Favorite Answer

    True. And not using mouthwash and flossing

  • 1 month ago

    It's not causal although it is protective against cavities. DNA plays a much greater role. When I was younger, I struggled making brushing a regular twice a day thing but I've never had a cavity in my life. Flossing was even worse. Still working on that one, honestly. Still no cavities.

    If you're looking for the most direct cause of cavities, then the answer is bacteria growth. Various factors affect how easy it is for bacteria to proliferate. 

  • Andy C
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    False. Almost no relationship is shared. The diet causes cavities, coupled with the DNA of a person.

    My DNA made me have basic saliva, so it inhibits the bacteria that causes cavities.

    My diet low in sugar (none) also prevents cavities.

    Ask a dentist to see if I'm right;)

  • Henry
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    That's not how causality works.

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  • 1 month ago

    yes, this is true

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    what about anaI cavities?

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    False.  Cavities occur as a result of decay of the enamel as a natural byproduct of coming into contact with sugar, acid, etc.

    It can't be caused by a negative. 

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