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Do you think you know all there is to know about your smile? If so, our dentists and dental team want to challenge your knowledge! This is a fun and entertaining way to make sure you know how to keep your smile in tip-top shape. We hope you have fun!

Question No. 1: Does an orange a day prevent tooth decay?
A. Yes
B. No

Question No. 2: Bacteria that live in your mouth can promote cavities and bad breath.
A. True
B. False

Question No. 3: Dental sealants can only protect children’s smiles.
A. True
B. False

Question No. 4: Whitening toothpaste can whiten your smile by removing stains from your teeth.
A. True
B. False

Question No. 5: It’s normal to have sensitive teeth.
A. True
B. False

We hope you answered all of these questions correctly! To help you find out, we are happy to provide the answers here.

Answer No. 1: B
Eating an orange every day does not prevent tooth decay because it is highly acidic. In fact, it is more likely to promote tooth decay. This is because the acid attacks the teeth and wears down the enamel, making it possible for the bacteria to create cavities.

Answer No. 2: A
The bacteria in your mouth strive to attack your teeth and promote tooth decay. They also work hard to attack the oral tissues and create gum disease, which is a serious dental issue that has a symptom of chronic bad breath.

Answer No. 3: B
Dental sealants can also protect adults’ teeth as long as the teeth are free from dental fillings, cavities, and dental issues.

Answer No. 4: A
Whitening toothpaste can whiten the surfaces of your teeth by removing the stains. The whitening solution scrubs the surfaces, dives into the enamel, and breaks up the discoloration. However, it is unlikely to remove stubborn stains. A professional treatment is necessary to do so.

Answer No. 5: B
It is not common to have sensitive teeth. Tooth sensitivity is usually a symptom of a larger problem, like gum recession, tooth decay, and enamel erosion. If you have tooth sensitivity, it’s best to schedule an appointment with our dentists.

If you have any questions about this quiz or if you would like to know more about dental health in San Jose, California, we invite you to call AZ Dental at your earliest convenience. We look forward to hearing from and helping you!