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PEMBROKE PINES, FL - JANUARY 12: David Gikovatyi, the Denture lab manager, works on a new set of dentures at the Affordable Dentures lab on January 12, 2009 in Pembroke Pines, Florida. Statistics show that the number of people loosing all their teeth has declined 60 percent in the United States since 1960. The reduction is attributed to the program of fluoridation begun in the 1940s as well as education on proactive dental hygiene. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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?