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Tooth decay is one of the most dangerous dental problems in the world today. Our dentist, Dr. Marcia Greene, strongly encourages you to prevent it at all costs or treat it immediately. In order to do these things, you need to know all about tooth decay. So, she encourages you to test your tooth decay knowledge by taking the following tooth decay quiz. We hope you learn something new!

1. True or False: Tooth decay is caused by plaque, sugar and carbohydrates.
A. True
B. False

2. True or False: Tooth decay can be prevented by keeping up on oral hygiene, attending your regular checkups and having a healthy and balanced diet.
A. True
B. False

3. True or False: Tooth decay can be treated with a variety of different treatments, like dental fillings, dental crowns, root canal treatment and tooth extraction.
A. True
B. False

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

5. True or False: Tooth decay can be reversed.
A. True
B. False
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ANSWERS

1. A
2. A
3. A
4. A
5. A (Only the early stages, like the softening of the enamel, can be reversed. The later stages of a cavity cannot be.)

Do you have any questions about tooth decay in Staten Island, New York? If so, please contact Bayview Dental Care when you have the chance. Our dental team will be happy to tell you all about tooth decay so you can know more. We look forward to helping you, so please call 718-273-8686 now!