You brush. You floss. You keep your regular preventive dental appointments. You might have a clean bill of oral health (and we hope you do!), but how far does your knowledge about oral health extend? Are you an expert? Find out below!
- What age does the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend your child begins to see the dentist?
- Dental implants are primarily cosmetic. True or False?
- Bleeding gums while you brush or floss is normal. True or False?
- What systemic conditions and diseases have researchers linked to periodontal disease?
- If you have dentures, you only need to have an exam when something goes wrong. True or False?
How do you think you did on the quiz? Find out the answers below and swing by our Facebook page to let us know how high your oral health IQ is.
Oral Health IQ Answers
- The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that your child have their first dental appointment by their first birthday. An early start ensures that your child will have a solid foundation in oral health and it allows us to help your child become accustomed to the dental office and the sights and sounds your child will experience.
- False. Dental implants provide a number of important health benefits from supporting your occlusion (bite) to preventing bone loss. Dental implants are one of the best ways to replace missing teeth.
- False. Bleeding gums are a sign of an infection known as periodontal (gum) disease. Treatment for gum disease can help to restore your oral health, eliminate bad breath, and support your overall health and wellness.
- Researchers have discovered links between periodontal disease and stroke, heart disease, diabetes, respiratory illnesses, certain types of cancer, low birth-weight babies, and Alzheimer’s disease. While more research is needed to fully understand the cause and effect relationship, good oral hygiene does support your overall health and wellness.
- False. If you have dentures, it is still important to have regular exams. Not only will we check your dentures for needed repairs, but we will also perform a lifesaving oral cancer screening.
Call Our Madera, CA Dental Office To Learn More
For more oral health knowledge, call us and schedule an appointment today at our Madera, CA dental office!