Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Dental Health?

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Test 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?
    • a. Before you brush your teeth.
    • b. After you brush your teeth.
    • c. Before or after—as long as you floss at least once a day!


  2. Which beverages are acidic & can cause tooth decay?
    • a. Wine
    • b. Water with lemon
    • c. Diet soda
    • d. Coffee
    • e. All of the above


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


  4. What does fluoride do?
    • a. It helps keep plaque from sticking to teeth.
    • b. It helps rebuild dental enamel & reverse early tooth decay.
    • c. It kills bacteria in your mouth that can cause tooth decay.
    • d. All of the above.


  5. In addition to poor dental hygiene, which of these are risk factors for gum disease?
    • a. Genetic susceptibility.
    • b. Diabetes.
    • c. Smoking.
    • d. Medications that cause dry mouth.
    • e. All of the above.


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

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