Dental Health – Fact or Fiction?

Dental Health Fact or Fiction

Dental Health – Fact or Fiction?

When it comes to your dental health, it can sometimes be hard to separate myth from truth or fact from fiction. Today, we hope to clear up some of those misconceptions and test your knowledge of dental health with our fact or fiction quiz!

Dental Health Quiz

See how well you do on this dental health quiz. You can find the answers at the bottom of the page.

  1. True or False.  All senior citizens will need dentures at some point.
  2. True or False. Calcium supplements are just as effective as calcium obtained through our diet.
  3. When do permanent teeth begin to come in?
  4. In general, what’s worse for your oral health, too much saliva or not enough?
  5. True or False. An electric toothbrush cleans better than a manual.
  6. True or False. I should let my dentist know about previous surgeries I’ve had, even if they aren’t related to your mouth.
  7. About 2-5% of people suffer from what condition after having a tooth removed?
  8. True or False. There’s nothing you can do about bad breath.
  9. True or False. “Boil and bite” mouthguards are the best type of mouthguard if you have braces.
  10. Who is the best source for all your dental questions in the greater Twin Cities area?


  1. False. Advances in dental health mean that roughing 75 percent of people over the age of 65 still have some or all of their teeth!
  2. False. While calcium supplements are helpful at protecting your teeth, recent studies have found that they can slightly increase your heart attack risk compared to people who received their recommended daily amount through diet alone.
  3. According to this blog we wrote earlier, permanent teeth usually come in around the age of six or seven.
  4. Saliva has bacteria fighting properties, so in general it is better to have more saliva production than a dry mouth.
  5. False. It doesn’t matter whether you use an electric toothbrush or a manual, it’s all about how well you hit all the surfaces of your teeth. Electric toothbrushes are only as effective as the toothbrush holder!
  6. True. Some heart conditions or surgeries that require medications and antibiotics can increase your risk of infections if you’re having a dental procedure performed.
  7. This condition is called a dry socket.
  8. False. There’s plenty you can do about bad breath! Learn more here.
  9. Although boil and bite are better than preformed mouthguards, if your child has braces, a custom mouthguard if probably the best option.
  10. Dr. Tim Brooks and the team at Smiles for Life! Contact us here.

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