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Do you think you know all there is to know about your smile? If so, our dentists are excited to challenge your knowledge! Our dental team at AZ Dental encourages you to take this smile quiz and see how much you really know. Good luck!

Question No. 1: Does eating an orange everyday prevent tooth decay?
A. Yes
B. No

Question No. 2: Bacteria that live in your mouth can cause cavities and odorous breath.
A. True
B. False

Question No. 3: Dental sealants are only meant to protect children’s smiles.
A. True
B. False

Question No. 4: Whitening toothpaste can brighten your smile by removing stains from your teeth.
A. True
B. False

Question No. 5: It’s normal to have tooth sensitivity.
A. True
B. False

Were these questions a little tricky? Well, let’s find out! We have happily provided the answers to these questions here.

Answer No. 1: B
Eating an orange every day does not prevent cavities because oranges are highly acidic. In fact, they are more likely to promote tooth decay because the acid attacks the teeth and wears down the enamel. This makes it possible for the bacteria to create cavities.

Answer No. 2: A
The bacteria in your mouth continually attack your teeth and encourage the development of cavities. They also work hard to harm the oral tissues and create periodontal disease. One symptom of periodontal disease is chronic bad breath.

Answer No. 3: B
Dental sealants can also protect adult smiles. However, this is only the case if the adult teeth are free from dental fillings, cavities, and dental problems.

Answer No. 4: A
Whitening toothpaste can help your smile by removing the stains. The paste scrubs the enamel, dives into the teeth, and breaks up the stains. However, it is likely to fail when removing set-in stains. You will need a professional treatment to successfully remove those deep stains.

Answer No. 5: B
It is uncommon to have sensitive teeth. Tooth sensitivity is usually a sign of gum recession, tooth decay, and enamel erosion. If you have tooth sensitivity, it’s best to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ravi Aulakh.

Do you have any questions about this smile quiz? Or would you like to know more about dental health in Sunnyvale, California? If you’ve said “yes” to either of these questions, please call our office at 408-738-1000 and talk to a member of our dental team. We will be more than happy to assist you!