How to Pronounce cavity?

Correct pronunciation for the word "cavity" is [kˈavɪti], [kˈavɪti], [k_ˈa_v_ɪ_t_i].

"Cavity" in context

A cavity is a hole in the teeth caused by tooth decay. It occurs when bacteria in the mouth produces acids that destroy the outer layer of the tooth, called the enamel. The acids break down the enamel, creating a space that is ripe for bacteria to enter and attack. Eventually, without treatment, the cavity will grow deeper and cause significant damage to the tooth and surrounding bone. Cavities can often be prevented by brushings and flossing regularly, and by avoiding sugary foods and drinks.

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