quizHey, parents and kids. Knowing how to care for your teeth properly can help you enjoy a lifetime of good oral health. With that idea in mind, your Dallas dentist, Dr. Diep Truong, has created a quiz about dentistry so that you can test your knowledge about a variety of dental topics. Team up with your child, and see if you can answer these questions.

Test Your Knowledge

  1. How many teeth do adults have?
    1. 28
    2. 30
    3. 32
    4. 34
  2. How many times per day should you brush your teeth?
    1. Once
    2. Twice
    3. Three times
    4. The more, the better
  3. True or False: Children should begin brushing as soon as the first tooth emerges.
  4. True or False: Treating a cavity in a baby tooth is unnecessary.

Check Your Answers

  1. c.  Adults have 32 teeth. (If you counted, you only get half credit for this question.)
  2. b.  Dentists recommend that you brush your teeth twice a day. Brushing too often can damage teeth and gums, and brushing twice a day effectively cleans teeth.
  3. True.  Parents should help children clean their teeth as soon as the first tooth emerges. A wet cloth or gauze can effectively clean a single tooth and gums. However, as more teeth emerge, a toothbrush and toothpaste become necessary. Brush your child’s teeth twice a day, and begin teaching him or her to brush around age three.
  4. False. Treating a cavity is always necessary. If untreated, infection could spread throughout the mouth and body. Also, if a baby tooth falls out prematurely, surrounding teeth may grow into the area before the adult tooth can emerge, creating orthodontic problems.

Schedule an Appointment with Your Dallas Dentist

Regular dental visits are an important part of your and your child’s oral health. If it has been six months since your last dental visit, schedule an appointment with your Dallas dentist, Dr. Truong, today by calling 972-437-6000. Patients can also make an appointment with our West Dallas dentist office, near Cockrell Hill, Irving, and Grand Prairie at (214) 337-7800. We are proud to serve patients in the 75211 and 75080 zip codes, and surrounding neighborhoods.