Test Your Oral Health Knowledge

Dr. Jim Erpenbach practices , restorative, general, and cosmetic dentistry. Our staff is committed to the overall health of our patients. As emerging research suggests a strong connection between oral health and total wellbeing, we strive to provide our patients with education on how to preserve their oral health. Are you an oral health whiz? If…

Dr. Jim Erpenbach practices , restorative, general, and cosmetic dentistry. Our staff is committed to the overall health of our patients. As emerging research suggests a strong connection between oral health and total wellbeing, we strive to provide our patients with education on how to preserve their oral health. Are you an oral health whiz? If you’re a fan of trivia, take the short quiz below to test your knowledge.

Oral Health Quiz

Q1. How often should you visit the dentist?

A. When I have time

B. Once a year

C. Every six months

D. When I have a toothache

Q2. How long should you brush your teeth?

A. Thirty seconds

B. Two minutes

C. Five minutes

D. None of the above

Q3. Which of these symptoms may indicate gum disease?

A. Gums that bleed easily

B. Gum tissue that appears red or purple

C. Loose teeth

D. All of the above

Q4. Which part of your tooth structure protects your tooth from cavities?

A. Dentin

B. Tooth Enamel

C. Pulp chamber

D. None of the above

Answers

A1. C – You should visit the dentist every six months so that our staff can detect potential oral health problems such as tooth decay or oral cancer.

A2. B – Brushing your teeth for at least two minutes helps ensure that you have removed most of the day’s plaque accumulation.

A3. D – All of these symptoms may indicate gum disease. If gum disease is caught early enough, the condition is reversible with proper treatment and oral hygiene. However, if gum disease advances it is very destructive to your teeth, bones, and gum tissue.

A4. B – Tooth enamel protects your teeth from cavities. In fact, enamel is the strongest substance in the human body.

If it’s time for a dental checkup and cleaning, contact our Knoxville dentist office at (865) 240-2035. We serve patients from the Bearden area of Knoxville and West Knoxville.

 

 

 

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