Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Dental Health?

woman answering dentistry quizTest your knowledge of dentistry & your dental health! Take the quiz & see the answer key at the bottom to see how well you did.

  1. When should you floss?
    1. Before you brush your teeth.
    2. After you brush your teeth.
    3. Before or after—as long as you floss at least once a day!

     

  2. Which beverages are acidic & can cause tooth decay?
    1. Wine
    2. Water with lemon
    3. Diet soda
    4. Coffee
    5. All of the above

     

  3. When should children first see the dentist?
    1. Within 6 months of their first tooth coming in.
    2. Once they have at least two teeth.
    3. Once all of their teeth have come in.
    4. Once they’re old enough to talk to the dentist.

     

  4. What does fluoride do?
    1. It helps keep plaque from sticking to teeth.
    2. It helps rebuild dental enamel & reverse early tooth decay.
    3. It kills bacteria in your mouth that can cause tooth decay.
    4. It helps keep teeth white by removing surface stains.

     

  5. In addition to poor dental hygiene, which of these are risk factors for gum disease?
    1. Genetic susceptibility.
    2. Diabetes.
    3. Smoking.
    4. Medications that cause dry mouth.
    5. All of the above.

     

  6. True or False: A hard bristle toothbrush is better at cleaning teeth than a soft bristle toothbrush.
    1. True.
    2. False.
Answers: 1:c, 2:e, 3:a, 4:b; 5:e, 6:b-False.

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