Knoxville Family Dentist Poses Children’s Dental Health Quiz

Our Knoxville family dentist challenges you to test your knowledge of children’s dental health. How much do you know about primary teeth, children’s dental office visits, and childhood cavities? See the answers to this quiz by clicking “Read More.”

Children’s Dentistry Quiz

Q1. At what age does Dr. Erpenbach recommend…

Our Knoxville family dentist challenges you to test your knowledge of children’s dental health. How much do you know about primary teeth, children’s dental office visits, and childhood cavities? See the answers to this quiz by clicking “Read More.”

Children’s Dentistry Quiz

Q1. At what age does Dr. Erpenbach recommend bringing your child to the dentist?

A. Before age 5

B. After age 5

C. Before age 3

D. After age 3

 

Q2. True or False: Putting your baby to bed with a bottle is not harmful.

 

Q3. True or False: Cavitiesin baby teeth do not matter because they will fall out anyway.

 

Q4. At what ages do children typically lose their primary teeth?

A. Before 2 years old

B. Between 5 and 7 years old

C. After age 10

D. Between 10 and 15

Children’s Dentistry Quiz Answers

A1. C—Our family dentist, Dr. Erpenbach recommends bringing your child to the dentist before age three. At this stage, children’s teeth are developing rapidly. Additionally, bringing your child to the dentist early will help foster good relationships between your child and our family dentist.

A2. False—Letting your baby fall asleep with a bottle encourages tooth decay. These particular types of cavities are called baby bottle tooth decay. It occurs when the sugary substance in milk or formula collects on the babies’ teeth and attracts bacteria overnight.

A3. False—Tooth decay in primary teeth is just as important as permanent teeth. Baby teeth are placeholders for adult teeth. If they become infected, a fillingis necessary to prevent the infection from causing further damage to your child’s oral health. Additionally a cavity can cause severe tooth sensitivity, toothache, and even abscess if it goes untreated.

A4. B—Children begin losing their baby teeth and growing permanent teeth around ages 5 to 7, according to the ADHA. You can typically expect that the earlier your child developed baby teeth, the sooner he or she will lose them. By age 12 to 13 children’s second molar erupts, with the wisdom teeth coming in last (if at all) around age 16 to 22.

Schedule Your Checkup & Consultation Today

If you’re interested in creating a legacy of optimal oral health for your whole family, call Jim Erpenbach, DDS today to reserve your child’s dental checkup. His West Knoxville dentist office serves patients in and near the 37919 area code.