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Kids and Brushing Quiz
by Staff
Do you know the necessities of premium dental hygiene are? They start from the time we are teething toddlers to our aging elder years.

At what milestone does oral hygiene become important?

  • right after birth
  • once teeth start poking through the gums
  • after permanent teeth have started coming in

At what age should kids head to the dentist for the first time?

  • 1
  • 3
  • 5

How long should the average teeth-brushing session last?

  • 30 seconds
  • 60 seconds on the top, 60 seconds on the bottom
  • an hour

Once your kid can hold a toothbrush, you can turn him loose to develop his teeth-brushing skills.

  • True: It's not too difficult, right?
  • False: Most kids just aren't that thorough.
  • Maybe: It depends if you think your kid can handle it.

Kids should brush thoroughly after consuming which of the following?

  • sugary snacks and drinks
  • citrus fruits
  • both of the above

When it comes to toothbrushes, bigger is better.

  • True: Purchase the biggest one you can!
  • False: Kids should have pint-sized toothbrushes to fit their small mouths.
  • Neither: It doesn't matter. A toothbrush is a toothbrush.

How much toothpaste should the typical child's brush have on it?

  • a pea-sized amount
  • a nickel-sized squeeze
  • a huge blob

You should avoid brushing your teeth after:

  • drinking water
  • kissing
  • swimming

When should you brush your teeth?

  • after eating sugary substances
  • when you wake up and before you go to bed
  • both of the above

How should toothbrush bristles be angled to have the best effect on your pearly whites?

  • away from the gum line
  • toward the gum line
  • a little bit of both

How can you make sure you're brushing your teeth long enough?

  • Count silently in your head.
  • Use a kitchen or any other type ot timer.
  • You should just guestimate it.

When should kids make flossing part of their dental ritual?

  • They have two teeth that are touching.
  • All their baby teeth have come in.
  • Whenever they don't run screaming from the room.

What parts of your mouth need to be brushed?

  • teeth
  • tongue
  • both of the above

People that brush regularly can occasionally skip a trip to the dentist.

  • True: Your teeth are clean enough!
  • False: The dentist has his own bag of tricks to protect your teeth.
  • Maybe: You should go if you've had cavities in the past.

How long should I keep my toothbrush?

  • three months
  • until after you recover from a cold
  • both of the above

Fluoride is:

  • a toxin
  • a helpful additive in toothpaste and tap water
  • both of the above

What are the common symptoms of gingivitis?

  • inflamed and bleeding gums
  • cavities
  • an intense fear of toothpaste

Which of the following is worst for your teeth?

  • eating a big lunch full of cavity-causing sugar and carbohydrates
  • drinking sugary beverages all day long
  • having a sugary beverage right before bedtime

American adults get fewer cavities than kids.

  • True: Adults are better at brushing and flossing.
  • False: Kids get fewer cavities.
  • Neither: They're about the same.

Kids and adults don't need to see the dentist unless they feel cavity pain.

  • True: Cavities hurt!
  • False: Small cavities are often picked up only by X-ray.
  • Who knows? Every person is different.