What Do You Know About Your Teeth?

 From early childhood to our senior years, taking care of our teeth and keeping proper dental hygiene is extremely important. Do you know enough to keep your teeth in check and avoid risk factors and diseases? Test yourself!
 
 
A child should start seeing a dentist at age...
3 years old
1 year old
Six months old
5 years old
 
 
What causes tooth decay?
Acid
Age
Cavities
Coffee
 
 
Halitosis is the medical term for...
Bad breath
Black hairy tongue
Plaque buildup
Gum disease
 
 
Toothbrushes should be replaced every...
2-3 months
Two weeks
Monthly
6 months
 
 
Which of the following usually precedes gum disease (periodontal disease)?
Gingivitis (gum inflammation) usually precedes periodontitis (gum disease).
Gingivitis
Loose teeth
Root damage
Dentures
 
 
True or False: All people have 'Wisdom Teeth'.
It is rare, but some people never get them.
True
False
 
 
Which is worse for your teeth?
With a meal, there will be a lot more saliva, which washes away more sugar and bacteria from the mouth
Eating a sugary cookie as a snack
Eating a sugary cookie with a meal
 
 
True or False: The enamel on your teeth is stronger than bone.
True
False
 
 
Which of these is best for your teeth?
Raisins can get stuck in your teeth, and soft bread and soda aren't good for your teeth. If you want a snack that's good for your grill, go for the cheese. It helps your mouth make saliva. It can also give your teeth a boost of calcium to make them stronger. And it’s low in sugar.
Cheese
Soft bread
Raisins
A glass of soda
 
 
In Latin America there is no tooth fairy, instead, there is a...
Children in Latin America and Spain grow up hoping for a visit from a hairy kind of fairy -- an impish mouse named El Ratón Pérez.
A mouse
A cat
A bat
A raven
 
 
If your tooth gets knocked out, put it in...
Milk has the best chance of keeping it moist enough, but you'll need to see a dentist within the hour to get it put back.
Water
Milk
Rice
Talcum powder
 
 
People once believed that toothaches were caused by...
People thought the pain was due to worms tunneling into their teeth and the pain was when it was wiggling.
The Devil
Witches
Worms
Sins
 
You Have More to Learn
Unfortunately, you didn't do quite so well on this one. Learning about our teeth is something we'd recommend doing more of since this becomes more of a health risk as time goes by. How about reading a bit about it and trying again?
 
Not Bad!
You know quite a bit about your teeth, it seems, and about keeping them healthy. It's important that we know this well in order to avoid gum and mouth diseases and risk factors, as well as identify problems as they pop up. You still could get a higher score if you wish to try again.
 
Most Excellent!
You've shown an excellent familiarity with dental hygiene and teeth. We're delighted to hear this because it's such an important part of our bodies and knowing all about it can really help you avoid some dreadful diseases and risk factors as well as recognize problems as they pop up. Congratulations, you've really ACED THIS QUIZ!
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