Test Your Dentistry IQ

How many teeth does the average adult have?

a) 27
b) 32
c) 36
d) 39

What’s inside a tooth root’s canal?

a) A nerve
b) Dentin
c) Bone
d) None of the above

What can plaque do to oral health?

a) Cause cavities
b) Cause gum disease
c) Cause halitosis (bad breath)
d) All of the above

How long does a dental hygienist go to college?

a) 18 months
b) 2 years
c) 4 years
d) No college is required

What happens to plaque that remains in the mouth?

a) It becomes mucous
b) It hardens into an insoluble substance
c) It soaks into the gum tissue
d) None of the above

How many people in the United States have gum disease?

a) 5-24%
b) 25-33%
c) Half
d) 70-80%

The radiation from a traditional dental x-ray exposes you to about as much radiation as:

a) 10 minutes in a tanning bed
b) 1 day from the sunshine
c) 1 month of sunshine
d) An atomic bomb

How many teeth does the average adult have? 32

What’s inside a tooth root’s canal? A nerve

What can plaque do to oral health? All of the above: causes cavities, gum disease, halitosis (bad breath)

How long does a dental hygienist go to college? 4 years

What happens to plaque that remains in the mouth? It hardens into an insoluble substance called tartar or calculus.

How many people in the United States have gum disease? 70-80%

The radiation from a traditional dental x-ray exposes you to about as much radiation as: 1 day from the sunshine.

How’d you score? Fortunately, you don’t have to know everything about dentistry. The experts at Wynnewood Dental Arts will take great care of your smile! To schedule a visit with Dr. DeFinnis, call 610-228-4452 today!

 

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