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Come test how much you know about oral health with this toothy quiz.

The Questions

  1. A daily oral hygiene routine should involve:
    brushing and flossing teeth twice a day
    b. brushing teeth twice a day and flossing once a day
    c. brushing teeth after meals and flossing once a week
    d. brushing teeth twice a day and rinsing with a mouthwash once a day
  2. Another ways you can aid your oral health (besides brushing and flossing) is by:
    chewing on sugar-free gum after meals
    b. rinsing with a mouthwash
    c. visiting your dentist for biannual check-ups
    d. all of the above
  3. Gum disease can be caused by:
    plaque and tartar
    b. smoking or chewing tobacco
    c. not using a fluoride toothpaste
    d. just a and b
  4. As an adult you should have:
    28 teeth (including wisdom teeth)
    a. 30 teeth (not including wisdom teeth)
    c. 32 teeth (including wisdom teeth)
    d. 32 teeth (not including wisdom teeth)
  5. Old age can cause:
    a dry mouth
    b. tooth loss
    c. tooth decay
    d. none of the above
  6. Children should first see a dentist when:
    they turn 3 years old
    b. they start school (about 5 or 6)
    c. they start teething (by their first birthday)
    d. their baby teeth begin to fall out
  7. Plaque bacteria is removed from the mouth by:
    brushing and flossing
    b. rinsing with a mouthwash
    c. using an oral irrigator
    d. drinking water

The Answers

  1. B
  2. D
  3. D
  4. C
  5. D
  6. C
  7. A