Quiz: Professional And Personal Oral Health Care

professional-and-personal-oral-health-carePreventing dental problems is a significant part of your dentist’s responsibilities concerning your smile. However, the burden does not exclusively fall on them. You should do your part, too, by keeping your teeth clean, and limiting your exposure to harmful agents. There are steps you can take between visits to keep your teeth in great shape. Eliminating tobacco products, for instance, can protect you from problems like gum disease, while also helping you avoid developing unsightly stains that could necessitate a professional whitening treatment. You can also limit your exposure to sugars, and put the appropriate effort into cleaning your teeth.

Questions:

True Or False: During a routine checkup, you can enjoy treatments like fluoride varnish, which help you avoid cavities.

True Or False: As long as you are thorough when you brush your teeth, you only need to do it once a day.

True Or False: When you prevent gum disease from forming, you can lower your risk for tooth loss later in life.

Answers:

True! The application of fluoride varnish to your teeth can help them stay strong, so that your cavity resistance is improved.

False! You should brush your teeth at least twice every day, and floss at least once every day.

True! If gum disease is not eliminated in time, it can become more advanced, and seriously compromise your oral health. One problem associated with advanced gum disease is tooth loss, but you can also suffer damage to gum and bone tissue. In earlier stages, you can suffer a recession of gum tissue, bad breath, and swelling. A Perio Tray can put a stop to gum disease in the earlier stages, so you can avoid serious complications later.