Keeping a healthy set of teeth sounds simple enough; if you brush twice a day and floss as well – not to mention regularly seeing your dentist – that really is as good a start as you’d want. The thing is, you may need to know a thing or two extra to be complete on top of your dental health. It’s not like dental health is a hard thing to do; quite the opposite. But if you give this quiz a go, you might see how much you and your kids know about keeping your teeth their brightest, whitest, and healthiest.
- How many times a day should you brush and floss your teeth to prevent gum disease and cavities?
- Is it enough to brush the front side of the teeth??
- How many teeth do adults have?
- How often should you see your dentist for check-ups and cleanings?
- If your parents lost all their teeth to tooth decay or gum disease, does this mean you will as well?
- True or false: fruit juice is healthy and can’t harm your teeth?
- Halitosis is a medical term for what?
- How old will you be when you lose your last baby tooth?
- True or false: Milk or juice are OK to drink before bed
- How long should it take you to brush your teeth?
- Twice! Once in the morning when you get up, and once before bed.
- You should remember to brush the front, back, and top surfaces of all your teeth.
- Without wisdom teeth, adults have 28 teeth.( 28+ 4 wisdom teeth)
- We recommend that you visit for a check-up and clean every six months. The interval can sometimes be 4 months or 12 months based on your risk profile.
- Yes, some dental issues can run in the family. But taking proper care of your teeth will help prevent them from repeating on you.
- False. Pure fruit juice is full of vitamins, but it’s also full of sugar. Children shouldn’t drink fruit juice until they are at least 6 months old. Children under 7 should be limited to the amount of juice they drink each day.
- Bad breath. Wearing masks has made people more aware of their breath and at the same time protectected others from their bad breath
- Most children lose their last baby tooth around the age of 12.
- False. Milk or juice is best consumed during the day. If you drink either before bed, it increases the risk of developing cavities. Stick to water instead.
- Brushing for 2-3 minutes should give you adequate time to focus on each tooth.
By Dr Gautam Herle