Quiz: Water Flosser Quiz
Water Flosser Quiz
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About This Quiz

A water flosser is an effective weapon in the war on tooth decay and gum disease, and using one every morning will help you maintain clean breath and a fresh smile. These handheld devices are fun to use, but a slip of the wrist could lead to face full of the wet stuff or a dripping ceiling. Let's test your smarts when it comes to using a water flossing tool to blast away pesky plaque and germs.

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Sometimes water and electricity just don't mix. What safety measures are important when using a water flosser?
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Levi Spear Parmly is widely considered the father of modern dental floss for recommending the use of what substance to clean between teeth?
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Water flossers clean teeth and gums, but some varieties also include a special tip to do what?
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Water flossing is effective at removing biofilm. What is this sticky stuff, anyway?
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Although you may be able to add your favorite mouthwash to the the water reservoir of some flosser products, what ingredient should you watch out for?
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Water flossers rely on water pulsation together with specialty probing and cleaning tips. If flossers use cleaning tips, why is the water important?
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Water flosser products may suggest the addition of mouthwash to the water reservoir, but what do they also recommend?
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According to the American Academy of Periodontology, what percentage of Americans have some form of gum disease?
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Name the ideal location in which to use a water flosser?
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Water flossers can be very effective at removing food and bacteria from braces. About how many new patients receive some sort of orthodontic therapy every year?
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Water flossers can help treat gingivitis symptoms before they result in serious gum disease. What are the symptoms of gingivitis? Hey, you need to know what to look for.
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Water flossing can help protect gums from peridontal disease. What medical condition causes a greater risk of developing early onset or severe periodontal disease?
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What common condition can cause a greater risk for developing gingivitis?
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Periodontitis can result pockets or gaps in the gums. Do the gaps disappear after treatment?
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Can you use a water flosser instead of brushing your teeth?
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What activity increases your risk fourfold for developing periodontal disease?
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What percentage of Americans floss daily?
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