So I have a theory that probably is going to make you say “no way” at first, but hear me out! I went for deep cleaning on my teeth a few months ago. Before that, it had been a year since I got my teeth cleaned by a hygenist. She did a great job, used a laser and chipped away at the plaque, losses, and I was done and feeling good. The dentist found 3 cavities after that, I had no pain but he filled one, and we were working on another. Then I woke up with pain in a tooth that wasn’t even on the radar, the pain is a ten. My theory is, the actual cleaning of my teeth led more cavities to form. I’m just saying that it’s a little ironic that my teeth were ok no pain, nothing serious until the cleaning!
It’s like a study I read from Europe. They claim that smokers may not get COVID-19 because the nicotine coated their cells making the virus harder to penetrate. The same I think is true about plaque. It coats the tooth and thus cavities form when the coating is gone. Makes sense right?