Take this quiz to learn more about how pasta can be a part of a nutritious diet that encourages good oral health.
What vitamin helps build tooth enamel?
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin D
Lycopene may help the body fight oral cancer, but where can you find it?
Some cheeses -- including this one named after a Dutch city -- may help prevent tooth decay:
Which hearty pasta is usually made with potatoes?
Eating these can help keep your teeth clean.
- Raw fruits and vegetables
- Caramel candy
- Egg noodles
Name the habit that isn't required for good oral health.
- Daily brushing and flossing
- A well-balanced diet
Good nutrition helps prevent which gum disease?
If your gums are sore and inflamed, it's best to avoid these tastes:
- Spicy or citrusy
- Sweet or sour
- Tart or tangy
Which comfort food helps you stay hydrated after oral surgery?
- Chocolate chip cookies
- Chicken noodle soup
A diet high in fruits and vegetables can help prevent lesions that may be a precursor to this disease:
- Oral cancer
- Lichen planus
- Dental caries
Which type of pasta doesn't have cheese inside?
Brush and floss after every meal to prevent this substance from forming on your teeth:
- Calcium deposits
The recipe for this dish usually calls for pasta plus vegetables.
- Pasta fagioli
- Pasta primavera
What does "al dente" mean?
- To the dentist
- To the tooth
- With determination
Eat this food to neutralize the effects of acids in your mouth:
Hippocrates recommended garlic as a cure for this ailment:
- Gum disease
Nutritious and filling, this pasta dish is a favorite among teething toddlers and snaggle-toothed kids:
- Macaroni and cheese
- Grilled cheese
- Spaghetti and meatballs
Which vegetable makes a great low-calorie substitute for pasta?
- Spaghetti squash
Your body produces more of this substance when you're eating a meal.
What's the best way to remove starch and sugars from your teeth?
- See a dentist
- Brush your teeth
- Gargle and swish