I am 41 years old and I take terrible care of my teeth. I can remember when I was younger ,I never used to brush my teeth, maybe twice a week, nowadays if I remember I brush once a day. But still, maybe only 3-4 times a week. I don't mind the odd sugar snack as well. Always had white teeth even though I don't brush.

But despite all of this, I have NEVER had a cavity or even had pain in my gums or teeth area.

So can you go through your entire life without cavity?

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    Can you? Yes, obviously. I know quite a few people who do that. I’m quite the opposite of you - I brush regularly and even so I still get stains very easily. I don’t really see what you want though, TBH. Is a case example of someone who died without cavity proof enough? Maybe you can help me out understanding the core of your question...
    – Narusan
    Commented Oct 20, 2017 at 12:03
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    As posed this is a yes or no question. Usually we like to give slightly longer answers. For that to happen you need to remove a little weakness of this question: Currently it is a bit unclear what you are asking. Please refine your question with the help of Narusan's comment and the help. Commented Oct 20, 2017 at 12:31
  • How do you know you've never had a cavity? Do you still go for regular 6 month dental cleanings and therefore have a record from the past ~30 years of never needing fillings? Commented Oct 20, 2017 at 13:42
  • @WakeDemons3, I go the dentist every couple of years.
    – KyloRen
    Commented Oct 20, 2017 at 18:03
  • @LangLangC, I am just looking for an answer the question??? Is this not a Q & A site to gather information? It is a very simple question, "Is it possible to never get a cavity in someone who lives to the average lifespan of a human?"
    – KyloRen
    Commented Oct 20, 2017 at 18:06

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Well, you could die today and that would make the answer yes.


Dental caries is the most prevalent infectious disease in humans, affecting 97 percent of the population in their lifetime.

From the above we can conclude that 3% of the population go their entire lives without a cavity.

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