At Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, our team aims to provide our patients with important information about oral health and dental conditions. We believe that educated patients will take a proactive approach to managing their oral health. Our teeth are very important; we use our teeth every day for eating and speaking. How much do you know about your teeth? Take the short quiz below to find out!
Tooth Trivia Quiz
- Teeth begin to develop during the second trimester of pregnancy. True/False
- Teeth are not living structures. True/False
- Tooth loss is a natural part of the aging process. True/False
- Brushing teeth is more important than flossing. True/False
- Tooth enamel is the strongest substance in the human body. True/False
- Acid erodes tooth enamel. True/False
- Certain medications such as anti-depressants and anti-histamines affect tooth enamel. True/False
- Plaque hardens into tartar within two days. True/False
- Cavities are the number one reason for tooth loss. True/False
- True – Teeth develop during the second trimester. Medications such as certain antibiotics taken during pregnancy may affect a child’s development of tooth enamel.
- False – Aside from the enamel coating around teeth, they are living structures.
- False – Tooth loss is often wrongly associated with aging. Tooth loss is most commonly the result of traumatic injury or periodontal (gum) disease.
- False – Flossing your teeth is just as important as brushing. Flossing your teeth is imperative to preventing gum disease.
- True – Tooth enamel is comprised of strong minerals. Next to diamonds, it is the second strongest substance on earth.
- True – Acid from foods and beverages is the number one culprit of enamel damage.
- True – Some medications contribute to increasing the presence of acid in the mouth which can damage tooth enamel.
- True – Even if you brush and floss properly, you still leave plaque behind. When plaque hardens into tartar, it can only be removed by a professional cleaning.
- False – Periodontal disease is the number one reason for tooth loss.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Gilly Calcagno, contact our Rochester dentist office at (507) 281-3659. We serve patients from Red Wing, Hastings, Farmington, Winona, and the surrounding Rochester communities.