Patient education is an important part of our dental practice philosophy. We believe that informed patients make wiser and healthier decisions than uniformed patients. Because we place such a high priority on patient education, Dr. James Stewart, your Livonia cosmetic and family dentist, offers a short oral health quiz to test your knowledge about dentistry. Feel free to take our quiz to see if you’re an oral health and dental genius.
Oral Health Quiz for Novi, Plymouth, and Dearborn Residents
Q1. What makes up teeth?
- Layers of tissues and minerals
Q2. What is tooth enamel?
- A protective barrier that coats the outside of teeth.
- The interior structure of teeth where the nerve endings are housed
- None of the above
Q3. What is the main cause of tooth loss in adulthood?
- Gum disease
- Dental injuries
Q4. What are dental implants?
- Permanent tooth replacements
- Dental restorations
- Metal crowns
Q5. What is tartar?
- Hardened plaque
- Tooth decay
Q1. Many people believe that teeth are made of bone. However, teeth are actually composed of thousands of layers of tissues and minerals.
Q2. Tooth enamel is the outer structure of your teeth that protects your teeth from harmful oral bacteria.
Q3. Gum disease is the primary cause of tooth loss in adulthood because the disease aggressively attacks the bond between teeth and gums.
Q4: Dental implants consist of a titanium rod and a manmade crown. They are permanent replacements for missing teeth. The titanium rod is anchored into the jawbone permanently and the crown acts as a tooth.
Q5. When plaque mixes with calculus deposits, it hardens into tartar. When tartar builds up along the gum line it irritates the gums and can lead to gum disease. Tartar must be removed by professional tools and cannot be removed by brushing and flossing alone.
How many questions did you answer correctly? Feel free to share your results in the comments section below. To schedule an appointment for cosmetic, restorative, or general dentistry, contact our Livonia dentist office (734) 425-4400. We serve patients from Novi, Farmington Hills, Plymouth, Dearborn, and the neighboring areas.