Answer these 10 questions to know how likely you are to get cavities

Published on:27 October 2020, 07:28pm IST

Maintaining good oral hygiene is essential and just brushing your teeth isn’t enough. Take this quiz to find out your risk of cavities!

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Assess your risk of getting cavities now with this quiz! Image courtesy: Pixabay

A cavity is basically tooth decay, and if you think it only happens to kids then you are wrong! Adults are also very much prone to tooth decay and getting cavities. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 91% of Americans over 20 years of age have had cavities at some point in their lives.

So, now when you know you are equally at risk of cavities you’ve got to do everything possible to prevent it in the first place. Take this quiz to find out how likely you are to get cavities.

Also, read: Want good oral health? Floss and visit your dentist regularly, says a study


How often do you visit your dentist?


Do you floss your teeth?


Does your toothpaste have fluoride?


Do you notice heavy plaque on your teeth?


Have you had cavities before?


How frequently do you snack between your meals?


Does your mouth often feel dry?


Do you wear braces or any orthodontic appliances?


Do you have the habit of chewing gum?


How often do you eat sugary food in a day?