Revisit the Basics of Oral Health with Your Lafayette Dentist

 

How often do you think about your oral health? If you are like most people, then the answer is probably “not very often.” Your teeth, however, are essential to everyday functions like eating and speaking and deserve at least a little consideration. Lafayette dentist Dr. Michael Young encourages you to take this Basics of Oral Health Quiz to gauge your knowledge of oral health.

 

Basics of Oral Health Quiz

 

       1.      What is the number one cause of adult tooth loss in America?

 

a.      Cavities

 

b.      Sugar

 

c.       Gum disease

 

d.      Tooth fairy

 

       2.      These teeth, commonly referred to as “wisdom teeth,” are believed to be relics of our ancient past, and no longer needed.

 

a.      Canines

 

b.      Third molars

 

c.       Fourth molars

 

d.      Milk teeth

 

       3.      This tissue is the strongest substance that your body produces, even stronger than bone, but is still susceptible to cracks and breaks.

 

a.      Enamel

 

b.      Dentin

 

c.       Tongue

 

d.      Mucosa

 

       4.      How much do Americans as a whole spend on dental care every year?

 

a.      $25 billion

 

b.      $40 billion

 

c.       $65 billion

 

d.      $70 billion

 

       5.      How many different kinds of bacteria are there in your mouth at any given time?

 

a.      20

 

b.      100

 

c.       200

 

d.      600

 

Answers and Explanations

 

       1.      C—Gum disease is the leading cause of adult tooth loss in America.

 

       2.      B—Your third molars, or “wisdom teeth,” are the last permanent teeth to emerge. They are frequently removed due to complications of formation, but our ancient ancestors needed them to grind the coarser food that made up their diet.

 

       3.      A—Tooth enamel is the second-strongest substance in the entire world, second only to diamond.

 

       4.      D—Americans spend 0ver $70 billion a year on dental care, mostly repairing damage.

 

       5.      D—Your mouth is home to 10-15 billion bacteria divided into over 600 different types. Luckily, only a few of these bacteria are harmful. The rest assist in regulating acid produced by the bad bacteria.

 

If you are in or near the 70508 area and would like to know more about your oral health, call our office at (337) 237-6453 to schedule an appointment with your Lafayette dentist.

 

How often do you think about your oral health? If you are like most people, then the answer is probably “not very often.” Your teeth, however, are essential to everyday functions like eating and speaking and deserve at least a little consideration. Lafayette dentist Dr. Michael Young encourages you to take this Basics of Oral Health Quiz to gauge your knowledge of oral health.

Basics of Oral Health Quiz

1.      What is the number one cause of adult tooth loss in America?

a.      Cavities

b.      Sugar

c.       Gum disease

d.      Tooth fairy

2.      These teeth, commonly referred to as “wisdom teeth,” are believed to be relics of our ancient past, and no longer needed.

a.      Canines

b.      Third molars

c.       Fourth molars

d.      Milk teeth

3.      This tissue is the strongest substance that your body produces, even stronger than bone, but is still susceptible to cracks and breaks.

a.      Enamel

b.      Dentin

c.       Tongue

d.      Mucosa

4.      How much do Americans as a whole spend on dental care every year?

a.      $25 billion

b.      $40 billion

c.       $65 billion

d.      $70 billion

5.      How many different kinds of bacteria are there in your mouth at any given time?

a.      20

b.      100

c.       200

d.      600

Answers and Explanations

1.      C—Gum disease is the leading cause of adult tooth loss in America.

2.      B—Your third molars, or “wisdom teeth,” are the last permanent teeth to emerge. They are frequently removed due to complications of formation, but our ancient ancestors needed them to grind the coarser food that made up their diet.

3.      A—Tooth enamel is the second-strongest substance in the entire world, second only to diamond.

4.      D—Americans spend 0ver $70 billion a year on dental care, mostly repairing damage.

5.      D—Your mouth is home to 10-15 billion bacteria divided into over 600 different types. Luckily, only a few of these bacteria are harmful. The rest assist in regulating acid produced by the bad bacteria.

If you are in or near the 70508 area and would like to know more about your oral health, call our office at (337) 237-6453 to schedule an appointment with your Lafayette dentist.