The Ultimate Cavity-fighting Quiz
Think you're a pro when it comes to fighting cavities? Put your money where your mouth is by taking this quiz and testing your knowledge of cavities and dental care.
How often should you brush your teeth?
- once a day
- twice a day
- after every meal
How many teeth do we have as adults?
How many different types of teeth do we have?
When do teeth begin to form?
- between six and 12 months old
- in the womb
- by age two
How many sets of teeth do humans go through in a lifetime?
When was the toothbrush invented?
How much do Americans spend on dental products in a year?
- $1 billion
- $2 billion
- $3 billion
In the Middle Ages, cavities were attributed to what animal?
Which of these historical figues was a dentist?
- Captain Cook
- Thomas jefferson
- Paul Revere
When were braces invented?
The blue whale is the largest mammal on earth. How many teeth does it have?
How many teeth do children have?
Approximately how long do most people spend brushing their teeth?
- 1 minute
- 3 minutes
- 5 minutes
What percentage of Americans have some form of gum disease?
- 25 percent
- 50 percent
- 75 percent
The common cold is the most prevalent illness in the U.S. What's no. 2?
- tooth decay
- chicken pox
Which American city was the first to add fluoride to its water supply?
- Grand Rapids, Mich.
- Dallas, TX
- Miami, Fla.
Which activity is most likely to cause cavities?
- frequent snacking
- playing the harmonica
- drinking through a straw
In what year was the electric toothbrush introduced?
According to Time magazine, 59 percent of Americans would rather visit the dentist than do what?
- sit next to someone talking on a cell phone
- clean the bathroom
- go for a walk
Teeth are the ______________substance in the human body.
- most sensitive
- most expensive