The Ultimate Loose Tooth Quiz
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?
By what age do most of us have all of our baby teeth?
How many baby teeth are considered a full set?
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?
- 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.