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Tooth or Consequences
You brush them, floss them, and use them to eat. But what do you know about your teeth?
#1 Teeth are made of bone.
#2 The outer layer of a tooth is the hardest substance in your body. This food crushing layer is called _______.
#3 The center of a healthy tooth houses _______.
All of the above
None of the above; teeth are solid
#4 Gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease, is generally reversible.
#5 Once a cavity has started in a tooth, it must be repaired because it will never get better.
#6 Plaque ______.
Is created by bacteria
Is difficult to remove
Should be left alone for optimal tooth and gum health
Is not present in children
#7 Tartar, or calculus, is another term for calcium buildup and is harmless.
#8 When gums bleed upon normal brushing or flossing, you should ______.
Leave the area alone for a few days to let it heal
Eat only soft foods for the next several days to avoid further damage
Spend more time brushing and flossing the affected area over the next few days
Don't do anything differently because it's normal for even healthy gums to bleed on occasion
#9 The MOST likely cause of sudden tooth pain on several upper teeth simultaneously is _______.
Newly formed, previously unnoticed decay
The lack of flossing regularly
Jaw (TMJ) problems
#10 After a tooth has had root canal therapy (a "root canal"), the tooth _______.
Is dead and will become brittle
Will still have hot and cold sensitivity
Will not have to be brushed or flossed anymore, especially if a crown is put on it
Isn't there anymore because the root has been removed
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