Tooth decay (often referred to as cavities) is the single most common chronic childhood disease. In fact, it's five times more common than asthma and seven times more common than hay fever.1 Also, many adults have untreated cavities (e.g., 27% of those 20-39 years, 21% of those 40-59 years, and 19% of those 60 years and older).2
This risk assessment tool is designed to help you and your dentist identify factors that might increase your risk for cavities. Take the quiz by clicking on the link below and share the results with your dentist at your next dental check-up.
Please note that this tool serves to provide a guideline as to your risk for cavities. It is important to visit your dentist on a regular basis and discuss your oral health.
Take the Quiz
1 Source: Surgeon General's Report on Oral Health in America;
"Policy on Use of a Caries-risk Assessment Tool (CAT) for Infants, Children, and Adolescents" American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Council on Clinical Affairs.
"Assessing patients' caries risk." Journal of the American Dental Association. Margherita Fontana, DDS, Phd; Domenick T. Zero, DDS, MS. September 2006, Vol. 137, pgs. 1231-1239.
"Caries Management by Risk Assessment: Consensus Statement, April 2002" Journal of the California Dental Association.
John D.B. Featherstone, MSc, PhD, et. al. March 2003, Vol. 31, No. 3, pgs. 257-269.
3 Source: www.ada.org;
4 Source: www.aapd.org;
please print this page and share it with your dentist at your next dental check-up
1Surgeon General's Report on Oral Health in America;
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