Oral Hygiene
Oral Disease
100

How often should you brush your teeth?

Twice per day

100

What causes cavities?

Bacteria feed off of sugar/starches and create an acidic environment that damages the tooth 

200

How often should you see a dentist?

At least every 6-12 months 

200

What are some risk factors for cavities?

Diet high in sugar, not brushing enough, sticky foods and medicines, low saliva 
300

For how long should you brush your teeth?

2 minutes

300

What are some treatment options for cavities?

Root canal, filling, extraction

400

How often should you change your toothbrush?

About every 3 months 

400

What are some problems that can happen if cavities are left untreated?

Infection, pain, missed school/work, concerns with smile, tooth loss

500

What kind of toothpaste offers cavity protection?

Fluoridated toothpaste 

500

What does gum disease look like?

Red, swollen gums, bleeding when brushing/flossing 

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