How often do your gums bleed? If itâ€™s more than once in awhile, you might be fighting plaque or gingivitis! Take this quiz to find out how much you know about the causes, concerns and symptoms of bleeding gums.
Which vitamin is the most important to prevent bleeding gums?
How often should you floss?
once a day
twice a day
every other day
What is the best choice for your toothbrush?
Any toothbrush will do.
Choose one with soft bristles.
The harder the better.
If your gums bleed, you may have gum disease.
Maybe, but it has nothing to do with bloody gums.
What percentage of American adults over 35 suffer from gum disease?
What stress hormone can affect your gum health?
What common household poison can cause bleeding gums?
How often should you visit your dentist for a cleaning?
twice a year
every other year
once a year
What should you do first if your gums won't stop bleeding?
rinse with mouthwash
apply pressure with a cool compress
What disease does not have bleeding gums as a symptom?
idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)
Exposure to what element can cause bleeding gums?
What is the most common cause of bleeding gums?
poor dental hygiene
Pregnancy gingivitis, which is a fluctuation in hormone levels during pregnancy, is at its peak during which trimester?
Quitting what habit can greatly improve your dental health and put you at a lower risk of bleeding gums?
What color are healthy gums?
Plaque, the sticky stuff which builds up on your teeth and can cause gum disease, is made up of what?
both of the above
Bleeding gums are commonly the result of:
using the wrong kind of toothpaste
brushing too hard
both of the above
What organ is often damaged by advanced-stage bleeding gums?
When your gums are irritated, what is the best rinsing agent?
a mouthwash with alcohol
Your gums may bleed if you start flossing regularly.
Sort of: This only happens if you are a former regular flosser.