To Brush Or Not To Brush: Ultimate Gum Brush Quiz
Healthy gums are important, and brushing them is one way to keep them that way. Test your knowledge of this often-overlooked topic.
What is one sign of gum disease?
- pink-colored gums
- bleeding gums
- dry gums
What percentage of the population may be susceptible to gum disease?
- 20 percent
- 30 percent
- 40 percent
What's one of the biggest risk factors for developing gum disease?
- tobacco use
Why is massaging your gums beneficial?
- It's not; it doesn't do anything.
- It removes surface bacteria.
- It increases blood flow.
What's the main difference between a gum brush and a toothbrush?
- Gum brush bristles are soft and thick.
- Gum brush bristles are very short.
- Gum brushes have round heads, while toothbrushes have rectangular heads.
Do you put toothpaste on your gum brush?
- Yes, always.
- No, you just want to massage your gums.
- No, but you should soak the gum brush in mouthwash before using it.
Can you use a gum brush on infants?
- No. Their gums are too sensitive.
- Only when they have at least two teeth.
- Yes. It's healthy for their gums, too.
Which of the following is NOT one of the American Dental Association's recommendations for good oral hygiene?
- Brush your teeth twice a day.
- Massage your gums with a gum brush once a week.
- Clean between your teeth daily with floss or an interdental cleaner.
How much do gum brushes cost?
Can you massage your gums with something other than a gum brush?
- Nope. Nothing else is safe enough. It's gum brush or nothing.
- Sure. Use your fingers or, if that's too gross for you, your toothbrush.
- Yes. You simply want to stimulate your gums, so use whatever's small enough to fit in your mouth