What do you know about your teeth and gums? Are you in the know about proper oral hygiene techniques? Take our fun Oral Hygiene quiz to learn how much you know about your oral health.
Manassas Smiles is home to a dedicated team of dental professionals who provide personalized family dentistry in a state of the art dental facility. We offer comprehensive dental services for patients of all ages, making us your one-stop dental practice for all your families oral health needs. We believe in patient education and helping our patients support long-term oral health.
Take The Oral Hygiene Quiz
Quiz Your Oral Health Knowledge with our True or False Oral Hygiene Quiz.
- T or F: Your oral health is separate from the wellness of your body, the health of your teeth and gums does not impact your health.
- T or F: Brushing twice a day for two minutes is enough to keep your teeth and gums healthy. You do not need to floss.
- T or F: Gum disease can be spread from parents to children by sharing utensils.
- T or F: Patients of all ages (from age 1) should visit the dentist at least twice a year, even if they do not have dental concerns.
Answer Key To Your Oral Health
- FALSE! There is growing scientific evidence that the oral-body connection plays a pivotal role in your overall health and wellness throughout your life. The health of your teeth and gums are vital. Oral disease can spread to the bloodstream and can impact all aspects of your health. Gum disease is a leading factor in patient’s increased risk of cardiovascular disease, inflammation, and heart attacks. At home oral hygiene and routine biannual dental health exams can help you maintain your oral health, and allows Dr. Hassan to catch any developing dental concerns early allowing for conservative treatment.
- FALSE! Flossing cleans debris from inbetween the teeth. Brushing cannot reach the sides and gumline between the teeth allowing bacteria to build.
- TRUE. It is recommended by the American Dental Association that parents and siblings do not share utensils with infants. Bacteria, even oral bacteria can spread. Keep your baby’s gums healthy by providing children with their own set of utensils and use water not saliva to clean off pacifiers.
- TRUE. Visiting the dentist at least twice a year can help you keep your family’s smiles bright and healthy. Patients who commit to routine wellness exams tend to experience less complex dental health concerns. Children should begin visiting the dentist as their first tooth emerges or by the age of 1.
How did you do? To learn more about taking care of your teeth and gums, contact Manassas Smiles and request a wellness visit today. Whether you are looking to maintain your beautiful smile, restore your missing teeth, or want a total smile makeover, our dental care team can help you achieve your goals.