Dental Checkups Quiz: True Or False?

Do you know exactly why we suggest you schedule a dental checkup with us two times every year? Have you become something of a pro regarding what to expect, what we’re looking for, and what makes prevention so advantageous? Or, do you feel a bit bewildered by the entire experience – certain the exam is for a good purpose but you generally assume we’re just looking for cavities? Give your knowledge a quick self-exam with a brief quiz. It will verify that you are, indeed, a checkup expert (or you’ll quickly soak up the knowledge you’re missing).

Checkup Quiz: True or False?

  1. True or False: We only look for hygiene-related problems when you come in to see us for a dental checkup – these include issues like tooth decay or infection.
  2. True or False: If we don’t find anything wrong with your oral health during your checkup, we will usually tell you that you can come in to see us within a year or two. If something is wrong with your smile, then you will need to continue seeing us every six months.
  3. True or False: You will usually schedule your checkup with a cleaning as a single preventive care visit.

Quiz Answers

  1. False. We seek out signs of change regardless of the type of concern. This may include hygiene-related issues as well as oral cancer or functional disorders like bruxism (teeth grinding and teeth clenching) and TMJ disorder (problems with jaw joint function).
  2. False. Regardless of your oral health, we generally suggest you see us twice a year for your dental checkup. We may suggest more frequent visits for severe problems like gum disease.
  3. True. Examining your oral health and providing you with a professional cleaning in the same visit is an essential aspect of providing your smile with effective preventive care.