How much do you know about dental health? Believe it or not, many people think they know everything they need to know about their dental health.

And, guess what? Most of them don’t even floss!

But that’s ok because the important part is you are willing to learn. So, taking this oral health quiz and finding out your knowledge will further help you get your oral health at its finest.

Let’s begin!

(Note: correct answers will be at the end of the quiz)

Oral Health Quiz

1. I should brush my teeth…

  • Twice a day
  • Once a week
  • After each meal

2. I’m more vulnerable to suffering from cavities if I…

  • Drink non-alcoholic/energizing beverages
  • Eat hard candy
  • Eat sticky/chewy things like gum and raisins
  • All the above

3. Periodontal disease is related to…

  • Stroke and cardiovascular disease
  • Pregnancy
  • Diabetes
  • All the above

4. I’m more vulnerable to having cavities if my last filling was…

  • More than 3 years ago
  • Less the 3 years ago

5. Fluoridated potable water could reduce my risk of suffering from cavities?

  • I don’t know, is it important?
  • Yes
  • No

6. Does diabetes increase the risk of dental health conditions?

  • Yes
  • No

7. Constant dry mouth can be related to…

  • Alcohol
  • Braces
  • Dental diseases
  • All the above

8. Why do babies have baby teeth?

  • They’re for helping kids to learn talking
  • Allow babies to eat solid foods
  • Guides for the adult teeth

9. Babies can sleep with a juice or milk baby bottle…

  • Daily
  • Some times
  • Never

10. When should a kid first see the dentist?

  • 1 year old
  • 3 years old
  • 5 years old
  • After 7 years old

11. What’s halitosis?

  • Plaque buildup
  • Teeth that fall
  • Bad breath
  • All of the above

12. The black hairy tongue can be a deadly disease

  • True
  • False

13. I should replace my toothbrush every

  • 1 Year
  • 2 to 3 months
  • 4 to 6 months
  • Never

How much do you know about dental health? Find out your results!

Are you ready to know if you’re doing it right or if you need some more guidance from your dentist? Here are the answers to the quiz!

  1. Twice a day or after each meal are both correct. Just remember to floss after you brush!
  2. All the above are the correct answers. All these foods can increase your chances of suffering cavities.
  3. Once again, all the above. All these conditions can trigger dental diseases.
  4. If you had cavities less than 3 years ago, you might have them again any time soon. Make sure you keep your oral health on point.
  5. Yes, it does! And if your current potable water isn’t fluoridated, remember to always brush with fluoride toothpaste.
  6. Yes, diabetes can increase your risk of periodontal disease; recommendations are to visit the dentist 2+ times a year.
  7. All the above can generate dry mouth for different reasons.
  8. All the above are right! That’s why baby teeth are vital even when temporary.
  9. Never! The sugar in these products mixed with the mouth bacteria will result in acidic ambiance and further tooth decay.
  10. From the first year on, kids should see a dentist at least once a year to prevent cavities.
  11. Halitosis is the medical term for bad breath.
  12. False! It’s just an accumulation of fungi and bacteria and can be easily removed.
  13. 2 to 3 months (4 top) is the recommended period. And if you were sick, recommendations are to discard it even sooner.

As you can see, there’re many tricky tips out there that you may miss when taking care of your oral hygiene. We hope you’d like our quiz about dental health and that you learned something from it!