Think you know a lot about oral health and taking care of your mouth? Test your knowledge with our oral care quiz. Answer the questions below and see how many you get correct.

Question 1:

What does regular brushing and flossing your teeth help do?

 a. prevent cavities

 b. prevent gum disease

 c. remove plaque

 d. all of the above


Question 2:

2. When should you first bring your baby to see the dentist?

 a. at 6 months of age

 b. as soon as the baby gets their first tooth

 c. within 6 months the baby gets their first tooth

 d. at 2 years of age


Question 3:

How often should you replace your toothbrush?

 a. once a month

 b. once every 3 months

 c. once every 6 months

 d. once a year


Question 4:

Which of the following does not contribute to bad breath (halitosis)?

 a. food particles left in the mouth

 b. dry mouth

 c. eating garlic and onions

 d. none of the above


Question 5:

Which of the following are teeth-friendly snacks?

 a. soft bread with sweet jam

 b. glass of milk with an apple

 c. potato chips

 d. caramel crunch cake


Question 6:

Which of the following is not a method for managing sensitive teeth?

 a. brush teeth once a day

 b. use a toothpaste for sensitive teeth

 c. drink soft drinks less often

 d. use soft-bristled toothbrushes and brush gently


Question 7:

What is the recommended length of time to brush your teeth?

 a. 45 seconds

 b. 60 seconds

 c. 2 to 3 minutes

 d. 5 minutes


Question 8:

When is the best time to use a fluoride or antibacterial mouth rinse?

 a. when you don't have time to brush your teeth

 b. after brushing your teeth

 c. after brushing and flossing your teeth

 d. right before you eat


Question 9:

If your tooth is knocked out, which of the following should you not do?

 a. scrub the tooth to remove any dirt

 b. handle the tooth by the crown (not the root)

 c. place the tooth back into its socket to keep it moist (if possible)

 d. see your dentist immediately for an emergency appointment


Question 10:

How long does it take for plaque to harden into tartar?

 a. 8 hours

 b. 24 hours to 36 hours

 c. 2 to 3 days

 d. 1 week

Find out how many you got right!

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