Quiz: Preventing Tooth Decay And Gum Disease

To keep your smile in great condition through the years, make sure you are giving your oral health the proper attention now. The best care can come through the combination of your work at home, and the preventive and restorative services available from your dentist. When you go in for checkups, your dentist will provide you with dedicated care and attention. Each visit includes a careful check for any problems, as well as a vital cleaning of your teeth. When it comes to personal care for your smile, make sure you brush and floss effectively, but also pay attention to the impact your diet can have on your teeth. Of course, good oral care is more than just caring for your teeth – preventing gum disease can be crucial to avoiding problems like tooth loss in your later years.

Questions:

True Or False: Complications from advanced gum disease cause more adult tooth loss than any other condition.

True Or False: Effective brushing and flossing habits can protect you against tooth decay, and gum disease.

True Or False: Because cavities and gum disease cause pain as soon as they develop, it is easy for patients to recognize they have a problem almost immediately.

Answers:

True! To help you avoid developing advanced gum disease, your dentist can provide you with a Perio Tray, to help you address gingivitis.

True! Your brushing and flossing sessions eliminate oral bacteria, and any harmful food debris left behind. A clean mouth will help keep you cavity-free, and also defend you against gum disease.

False! Gum disease is asymptomatic – your gums may become sensitive, but you will not be tipped off by pain. A cavity in its early stages can be painless, too. Regular dental visits improve your odds of having these problems caught and treated sooner.