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The Ultimate Loose Tooth Quiz
by Staff
Losing baby teeth is a classic childhood rite of passage. Reminisce about the days of gap-toothed smiles and finding money under your pillow while learning more about baby teeth as you take this quiz.

At what age do most kids start losing their baby teeth?

  • four
  • six
  • eight

By what age do most of us have all of our baby teeth?

  • two
  • three
  • four

How many baby teeth are considered a full set?

  • 20
  • 22
  • 26

In what order do we start losing our baby teeth?

  • It’s random.
  • The first teeth to come in are the first teeth to come out.
  • The last teeth to come in are the first teeth to come out.

Does it matter if a baby loses a tooth early?

  • Yes. Losing a tooth early could cause spacing problems for permanent teeth.
  • No. Because we lose them anyway, it’s not a big deal to lose a tooth early.
  • Yes. Losing a tooth early makes the other teeth come out earlier, too.

Why is it best to let baby teeth fall out by themselves?

  • It's less painful to the child than pulling them.
  • There's usually less blood and less risk of infection.
  • Both of the above

Is it dangerous if your child swallows a loose tooth?

  • No. A lost tooth will pass harmlessly through your child's body.
  • Yes. A lost tooth can make your child sick.
  • Yes. A lost tooth can cause internal damage.

Who's the best person to pull your child’s baby tooth?

  • you
  • your child
  • the dentist

What tools should you use to pull a loose baby tooth?

  • your fingers and some gauze or tissue
  • some pliers from the toolbox
  • a string to tie the tooth to a doorknob

Which foods are helpful for getting a tooth out painlessly?

  • crunchy foods like apples
  • hard, frozen foods like ice pops
  • Both of the above.

When's the best time to pull a loose tooth?

  • as soon as it starts to wiggle
  • when it’s hanging on by just a tiny thread
  • when you see the permanent tooth starting to come in behind it

What happens if a baby tooth refuses to come out?

  • You just wait until it finally falls out.
  • Go to the dentist and have it checked out to be on the safe side.
  • Keep working on it until you finally get it to come out.

What is it called when children get permanent teeth while still having their baby teeth?

  • shark teeth
  • tiger teeth
  • horse teeth

When did the myth of the Tooth Fairy originate?

  • early 1700s
  • early 1800s
  • early 1900s

Why did ancient Europeans sometimes bury baby teeth?

  • They were afraid of witches getting them.
  • They thought that they represented part of their children’s souls.
  • They were worried about them rotting.

How much does the Tooth Fairy usually leave for a tooth these days?

  • 25 to 50 cents
  • one to two dollars
  • five to seven dollars

Why do children in some Asian countries throw baby teeth on the roof while asking for a mouse's tooth to grow in its place?

  • Mice teeth are stronger than human teeth.
  • Mice teeth are whiter than human teeth.
  • Mice teeth grow for their entire lives.

How often should your child brush his or her teeth?

  • before going to bed
  • after every meal
  • at least twice a day

Which of the following is NOT an alternative name for baby teeth?

  • milk teeth
  • fall teeth
  • tiny teeth

How soon can children get tooth decay?

  • By the time all of their baby tooth are in, so around age three.
  • As soon as they get teeth.
  • Children don't get decay in baby teeth.