Quiz Your Periodontal Disease Knowledge

quizblueAre you fully informed about periodontal disease? Do you know what it takes to avoid it, how to identify symptoms, and when to schedule a visit with us if something seems slightly off? If you are not quite sure if you’re a gum-disease-knowledge master or if you still have a bit of education to soak up, we invite you to take a quick quiz. Fortunately, the more you know about keeping your gums in excellent condition, the easier it is to maintain a healthy, gorgeous smile for years to come.

True or False Quiz: Periodontal Disease

  1. True or False: Periodontal disease is strictly genetic – if neither of your parents has it, then you won’t need to worry about it developing.
  2. True or False: If you think you may be experiencing early signs of gum disease, which begins as gingivitis, we urge you to schedule an appointment immediately.
  3. True or False: It sounds simple but the best way to avoid gum disease is by brushing two times a day, flossing one time a day, and remaining consistent with scheduling preventive visits.

Answer Key

  1. False. Certain genetic factors may increase your chances of developing problems with your gum health – however, the leading cause of this detrimental dental disease is plaque, so all patients are susceptible.
  2. True. Even if your gums seem slightly red, are bleeding a tiny bit while you brush, or feel somewhat uncomfortable, call us. Treating periodontal disease immediately is extremely important in preventing it from progressing and become incurable (don’t worry – it is something we can help you manage if we cannot reverse the issue).
  3. True. Keeping your teeth and gums as free of plaque as possible is key – in addition, during checkups, we can detect the early signs of a periodontal problem and begin treatment.


James Stewart, DDS, and our compassionate staff proudly serve patients of all ages from Livonia, MI, as well as Farmington Hills, Farmington, Plymouth, Northville, Novi, Dearborn Heights, Dearborn, Garden City, Westland, Redford, and the surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation, call our office today at (734) 425-4400.