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Test Your Dental Health Smarts

by content provided Revolution Health Group

What causes tooth decay? Does mouthwash actually work on bad breath? See if you need to sharpen up your tooth IQ!

Using mouthwash regularly will clear up bad breath.
1 of 10 questions

Option A

True

Option B

False

Sugar causes tooth decay by:
2 of 10 questions

Option A

Coating the teeth in tiny granules that grind against each other

Option B

Interacting with bacteria already in your mouth to produce acid

Option C

Seeping into your gums and eating away from the inside

Option D

None of the above

Which of the following is not a sign of gum disease?
3 of 10 questions

Option A

Pain while eating

Option B

Red, tender or swollen gums

Option C

Pus between your teeth and gums

Option D

Any change in your bite

As we age, it is normal to lose our teeth.
4 of 10 questions

Option A

True

Option B

False

Grinding your teeth and clenching your jaw are basically harmless ways of ridding your body of stress.
5 of 10 questions

Option A

True

Option B

False

What is plaque?
6 of 10 questions

Option A

The material that holds a dental bridge together

Option B

A soft, sticky bacterial substance that accumulates on your teeth

Option C

The pus that builds up when you have a gum infection

Option D

The material used to make dentures

Chewing sugar-free gum is actually good for your teeth.
7 of 10 questions

Option A

True

Option B

False

Drinking bottled water protects your teeth from cavities.
8 of 10 questions

Option A

True

Option B

False

When you are pregnant, your body takes calcium from your teeth to use for the baby’s development.
9 of 10 questions

Option A

True

Option B

False

The number of Americans who will develop oral (mouth) cancer this year is estimated at:
10 of 10 questions

Option A

Fewer than 5,000

Option B

10,590

Option C

34,360

Option D

More than 100,000