Quiz: Discovering Decay In Your Smile

Part of your efforts in maintaining a healthy smile include doing your best to keep tooth decay at bay. When you understand how to recognize this problem with your teeth and how to prevent cavities from developing, it makes protecting yourself from damage very simple. When you aren’t well educated on the topic, it can make matters much more challenging and even frustrating. Make sure you feel educated by beginning with our decay detection quiz.

Quiz Questions: True or False?

  1. True or False: If your tooth never shows any signs of tooth decay that you can recognize at home, then this usually suggests and confirms that you do not have any cavities.
  2. True or False: If there’s a hole in your tooth as a result of decay, then we will find it when we glance in your mouth or we will feel it with a probe.
  3. True or False: Ensuring you treat decay immediately means it’s essential for you to schedule and show up for visits with us, so we may thoroughly seek out even the earliest signs of decay.

Quiz Answers

  1. False. It is entirely possible and quite common for tooth decay to start developing without presenting any signs that it has begun. As a result, you cannot rely on pain or other sensations to verify its presence or absence.
  2. False. As decay begins, it does not immediately result in an apparent hole. It begins by weakening and damaging your enamel (outer tooth layer). As a result, we rely on advanced technology, known as DIAGNOdent to literally illuminate decay signs in their infancy.
  3. True. You cannot figure things out at home, which means we need to see you twice a year to keep ahead of problems with decay.

Protect Your Smile From Tooth Decay With Simple Tips

Remember that preventing the development of cavities relies heavily upon your decision to contact us and to see our team for your twice-a-year checkups. James Stewart, DDS, and our team serve patients 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.