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How do I know if I have cavities?

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Your dentist finds cavities during a regular dental checkup. Your dentist will probe your teeth, looking for soft spots, or use X-rays to check between your teeth. If you’ve had a cavity for a while, you might get a toothache, especially after you eat or drink something sweet, hot, or cold. Sometimes you can see pits or holes in your teeth.

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American Dental Association. 

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Reviewed by Michael Friedman on March 10, 2019

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American Dental Association. 

FDA.

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on March 10, 2019

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