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Dental Health

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Quiz: Do You Understand Dental Health?

Test your knowledge by answering the following questions:

Questions
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1

There is a link between oral disease and health problems such as diabetes, heart disease and stroke.

Explanation:
Research has shown that there is a link between oral disease and health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, respiratory diseases and premature and low weight babies.
2

Cavities are caused by plaque.

Explanation:
If you don’t properly remove plaque with brushing and flossing, you could end up with a cavity that you need to have filled by your dentist. Cavities are caused by plaque, which forms on the teeth every day and contains most of the germs that cause caries.
3

It's easy to remove tartar at home if it develops.

Explanation:
Gum disease is another common dental problem that begins with plaque. If you don’t remove plaque with brushing and flossing, it can harden into tartar, which can only be removed by your dentist. Tartar can lead to an infection as the gums attach to the teeth, causing gingivitis (early stage gum disease).
4

Oral cancer occurs two times more than cervical cancer.

Explanation:
Oral cancer belongs to the group of oropharyngeal cancers. It occurs two times more than cervical cancer, and three times the number of people die from oral cancer. Oral cancer occurs when abnormal cells grow in the mouth, tongue, lips or throat. It most commonly affects people over the age of 45, and can be successfully treated if caught early.
5

You should visit your dentist once a year to prevent cavities.

Explanation:
Don’t wait until you have symptoms of a dental disease to visit your dentist – go twice a year to maintain optimal dental health!