Quiz: Preventing Cracks And Breaks

Did you know that in addition to the goal of preventing gingivitis, cavities, and more, that it’s also equally important to keep your teeth intact by avoiding cracks and breaks? Furthermore, did you know that the aforementioned illnesses can actually influence the likelihood of whether your tooth becomes cracked or broken? The fortunate news is that you can keep these problems from occurring as long as your approach is solid. Let’s see how well you’re doing with your methods of oral health protection with a quiz.

Quiz: True or False?

  1. True or False: A very important aspect of protecting the teeth in your smile is your decision to think critically about the foods you eat and the ways you use your teeth.
  2. True or False: If you want to protect your teeth from breaking, you need to protect your oral health with the simple steps of prevention that we suggest.
  3. True or False: You can often prevent damage to your teeth by remembering that nearly any impact with enough power behind it can result in injury.

Quiz Answers

  1. True. If you throw caution to the wind and use your teeth to crack the shell off of a nut, to carry a grocery bag, to nibble on a pen, to snack on a cup full of ice, or otherwise, you’re doing yourself a major disservice. The constant pressure (or even one moment of extreme pressure) can lead to damage.
  2. True. This is one very important aspect of avoiding damage. Your dental hygiene combined with your cleanings and exams with us will help yield oral health that lasts.
  3. True. Whether it’s while you’re playing a team sport, an individual sport, or even while working on home construction projects, it’s important to protect your mouth whenever possible with safety gear (such as a helmet or mouthguard).