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What does "get cavities" mean?



 
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What does "get cavities" mean? #1 (permalink) Thu Jul 29, 2010 3:11 am   What does "get cavities" mean?
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #214 "Adverbs of Quantity (1)", question 10

I get ......... cavities these days because I started flossing my teeth at night.

(a) much
(b) fewer
(c) any
(d) a lot

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #214 "Adverbs of Quantity (1)", answer 10

I get fewer cavities these days because I started flossing my teeth at night.

Correct answer: (b) fewer

Your answer was: correct
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Hi teachers,
What does "get cavities" mean?
Does it mean "have a dental problem"?

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What does "get cavities" mean? #2 (permalink) Thu Jul 29, 2010 5:16 am   What does "get cavities" mean?
 

get cavities = suffer tooth decay or caries.
have a dental problem = have a problem with your teeth.
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What does "get cavities" mean? #3 (permalink) Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:59 am   What does "get cavities" mean?
 

Mister Micawber wrote:
get cavities = suffer tooth decay or caries.
have a dental problem = have a problem with your teeth.

In addition, a 'dental problem' might refer to a problem with your gums, caused by plaque, which would ultimately lead to tooth loss (gum disease = gingivitus)
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