Maintaining oral hygiene and keeping the tooth and gums healthy can be a tedious task. Changing lifestyle, lack of knowledge or neglecting oral health can lead to serious dental problems.
So, it is necessary that you take care of your oral hygiene properly. Brushing up the teeth isn’t enough to keep your oral health.
Are you aware of dental problems you can face if you are less attentive towards your oral hygiene? What can be different symptoms of oral diseases? Play this quiz to find out.
1. Which dental problem is also called Halitosis?
Bad breath is known as Halitosis. It can happen due to many factors. Regular flossing and regular brushing can help in preventing bad breath.
2. Odors of some foods can cause bad breath. Which among the following food prevents bad breath?
Lemon is a citrus food that is rich in vitamin C. It is assistive in preventing bad breath as it kills bacteria in the mouth responsible for bad breath.
3. Which dental health problem can cause bad breath?
Gum disease, cavities, oral cancer, dry mouth, and bacteria on the tongue are some of the reasons that can cause bad breath.
4. Which part of the mouth is attacked by the acid formed because of tooth decay or cavities?
Tooth decay occurs when plaque, the sticky substance that forms on teeth, combines with the sugars and starches of the food you eat. This combination produces acids that attack tooth enamel.
5. What age is more prone to cavities or Tooth decay?
Cavities or tooth decay does not differentiate between younger or elder generation. Many factors can cause cavities. One of them is dry mouth. People who intake a lot of medicines are more prone to cavities. You should properly brush your teeth to avoid cavities.
6. Although gum diseases can happen to any age group, which age group is more prone to gum diseases?
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is an infection of the gums surrounding the teeth. It is also one of the leading causes of tooth loss among adults.
7. Which among the following can be the most significant factor causing Gum diseases?
There can be many factors that can cause gum diseases, but people who smoke are more prone to gum diseases. Smoking weakens your body’s infection fighters (your immune system). This makes it harder to fight off a gum infection.
8. Which of the following is a symptom of Gum Diseases?
The symptoms include bad breath, red, swollen, tender, or bleeding gums, sensitive teeth, and painful chewing. If you have severe gum diseases, then medical help should be taken as soon as possible to avoid a potential tooth loss.
9. Oral cancer is deadly. Do you know which age group it is more observed in?
Oral cancer affects millions of people. Early diagnosis can help in treating oral cancer. It is most often observed in people above the age of 40. The most common cause of oral cancer is smoking and chewing tobacco.
10. Fever blisters and cold sores are caused by
Cold Sores are caused by a virus called herpes simplex 1(HSV-1). Nearly everyone has the HSV-1 virus inside their body by the time they reach ten years old. Not everyone will experience symptoms though.
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