Do You Really Know How to Pick Out a Toothbrush?
So you think picking out a toothbrush is as simple as choosing between the lime green or the navy one? Picking and using the right toothbrush plays a major role in maintaing good oral health.
Which of these types of toothbrushes are better for your teeth?
- soft nylon bristle
- medium nylon bristle
- hard nylon bristle
Exactly how long should you brush your teeth?
- 60 seconds
- 45 seconds
- 120 seconds
The first nylon bristle toothbrush was introduced in what year?
How often do you replace a disposable toothbrush or electric toothbrush head?
- every 6 months
- once a year
- every 3 months
To get a proper cleaning when brushing, you don't need to pay special attention to your tooth fillings.
If you wear braces, you should brush your teeth at what degree angle?
What should you use to clean your toothbrush after brushing?
- tap water
- dishwashing detergent
How did some ancient civilizations clean their teeth 5,000 years ago?
What is the ingredient in toothpaste that prevents cavities?
- whitening gel
How does fluoride stop or reverse the tooth decay process?
- It keeps the tooth enamel strong by preventing the loss of important minerals.
- It serves as a rinse for fresh breath.
- It helps with the digestive process.
True or False: Using electric toothbrushes can help motivate a person to brush his/her teeth.
Which of these activities are NOT part of the most important things you should do for good oral health?
- whitening teeth
True or False: Brushing with long horizontal strokes along the gumline can lead to abrasions.
Gum disease is a major risk factor for developing which of these health conditions?
True or False: It's fine to brush your teeth four times a day.
True or False: Large toothbrush heads are ideal for cleaning back teeth.
True or False: Brushing your tongue helps prevent bad breath.
Fluoride is found in approximately what percentage of fluids like water, soft drinks and juice in the United States?
True or False: You can keep your toothbrush in closed containers.
True or False: Manual and electric toothbrushes are equally good for people with disabilites.