True or False: 5 Trivia Questions to Test Your Dental Knowledge

Play this quick game of "True or False" with friends and family to test each other’s dental knowledge!

Play this quick game of “True or False” with friends and family to test each other’s dental knowledge!

The introduction of the Internet opened a new avenue of discovering information. It also unlocked a wealth of misinformation on every topic under the sun, including your teeth. Test your ability to filter Internet fact from fiction with this quick, oral health themed game of “True or False.”

True or False: Older adults can still get cavities.
True. In fact, some adults are even more prone to cavities as they age due to receding gum lines and old fillings that break down. Certain medications can also increase your risk for tooth decay by causing dry mouth.

True or False: Bad breath that doesn’t go away could be a sign of gum disease.
True. Gum disease is more prevalent in adults and frequent bad breath is a warning sign of this infection. Gums that are often sore, tender, swollen or bleed easily are other indicators.

True or False: Losing your teeth is a natural part of the aging process.
False. Your teeth CAN last a lifetime if you continue to give them proper care. You know the drill by now: brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, floss at least once a day and visit the dentist on a regular basis. These are all common healthy teeth rules, however, some adults still neglect these basic guidelines.

True or False: As long as I have no toothaches or mouth pain, my mouth is healthy.
False. As you age, your mouth changes and the nerves in your teeth become less sensitive to pain. That means you may not experience soreness or tenderness from tooth decay or gum disease. Don’t wait to feel pain to see the dentist. The sooner you discover dental problems, the easier (and usually cheaper) they can be treated.

True or False: Electric toothbrushes are a good option for people with arthritis or other conditions that make it difficult to maneuver a toothbrush.
True. Ask your dentist to recommend a quality, affordable electronic toothbrush that gives you extra brushing power.

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6 Responses to “True or False: 5 Trivia Questions to Test Your Dental Knowledge”

  1. Pete Morris
    07/02/2013 at 11:02 pm #

    Handy to “brush” up on these!

    Are electric toothbrushes ok for people with sensitive teeth to use?

    • Leah Martinez →
      07/03/2013 at 10:41 am #

      Thank you for your comment Pete. We agree!

      It is safe to use an electric toothbrush on sensitive teeth. We hope you come back soon!

  2. Kirsty Darby
    01/22/2014 at 1:51 pm #

    The most common myth I hear is:

    If I do not see a problem with my teeth, I don’t have to visit the dentist. FALSE

    My friend spent 10 years without seeing a dentist, because she was scared of the dentist and admittedly her teeth looked great. When she was finally persuaded to go she was in need of 6 fillings!

    • Leah Martinez →
      02/03/2014 at 1:39 pm #

      Very true, Kirsty! Only dentists can remove tartar.

  3. 24 Hora Dentista
    12/27/2016 at 11:38 am #

    Great article…We use a similar questionnaire when we bring on new patients, however, ours is in Spanish as our patients are 90% Spanish-speaking only.

    • Caroline Jacobson →
      12/27/2016 at 12:29 pm #

      Thanks for reading! Good idea to make a questionnaire for patients. We think it is a great way to educate patients on oral health.

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