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Can a Cavity Kill You?

Can a Cavity Kill You?

Consider yourself lucky if you DON’T have a cavity, because…

Chances are you have at least one filling. 

But did you know that it’s possible to die from a tooth infection?

Wild to think about, isn’t it? 

It’s true. Cavities can be deadly. 

In fact, during the 1600s in London, dental infections were the sixth leading cause of death. 

Even ‌until 1908, tooth infections still ended in death between 10 - 40% of the time. 

So, how does this happen? 


A tooth infection begins when bacteria enters the inside of your tooth. 

And with OVER 500 different strains of bacteria found in the average mouth…

The chances of bacteria finding its way inside a crack, hole, or chip in your tooth is pretty good. 

Especially when you’re not brushing properly. 

(Not the case if you’re using a Triple Bristle 3-Sided Electric Toothbrush)

But it can get deadly when the bacteria reaches the soft tissue inside your tooth called pulp. 

There, the infection progresses…building a pocket of nasty smelling pus around the affected tooth and if left untreated…the infection can spread to other areas of the body leading to serious, potentially life-threatening, complications. 

Heavy. I know. 

Luckily for you and me, death from tooth infection is now extremely rare thanks in part to advances in medicine and dental hygiene. 


It’s still important to seek care the moment you suspect you have an infected tooth. 

For most people, a toothache or cavity is nothing more than a minor inconvenience that your dentist can help to heal. 

Tap here to stock up on all your dental hygiene products and make sure you’re doing your best to scrub away all those nasty bacteria that are threatening to get inside your tooth!


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