TRIVIA & FUN FACTS

It is our mission to educate and provide our patients with the best care and to provide you with all of the important information you need to make healthy decisions. We want to make learning about dental care fun for both children and adults so they can apply it to their lifestyle. Enjoy our dental trivia and read about some interesting facts about dentistry.

Can You Name All The Essentials For An Amazing Dental Brushing At Home?

Brushing your teeth twice a day to remove food and plaque is key to long-term healthy dental care. Plus, using the appropriate dental tools during your brushing routine is just as important. Can you name all the essentials in the photo below that are associated with brushing? (Hint: Hover over the picture for the answers.)

tool

Mouth Mirror

tube

Toothpaste

brush

toothbrush

bottle

Mouthwash

yards

Floss

pack

Flossers

tube

toothpaste

tool

mouth mirror

soft brush

toothbrush

bottle

mouthwash

pack

Flossers

yards

floss

How Many Teeth Do We Have?

Ever wondered how many teeth are in your mouth? Did you know children and adults have different sets of teeth? Can you guess the number of teeth in an adult or child? (Hint: Hover over the picture for the answers.)

32
TEETH

ADULTS

20
TEETH

CHILDREN

What Are Wisdom Teeth Really Called?

Did you know that "wisdom tooth" is just a nickname for a set of teeth that most of us will likely have to get extracted if they start to erupt and affect other surrounding teeth. Plus you may experience any one of the symptoms as they grow in such as pain/swollen gums or glands, ear aches, difficulty opening your mouth and bad breath or taste. Can you guess what they are actually called in the field of dentistry? (Hint: Hover over the picture for the answer.)

3rd Molars

In dentistry wisdom teeth are referred to as third molars since they are the 3rd molar back from the front of your face and is also the 3rd molar to erupt (or that should erupt).

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Can You Guess All The Dental Tools Your Dentist Uses During An Exam & Cleaning?

Patients can feel nervous and terrified when sitting in a dentist's chair about to get their teeth examined. Especially when the dental assistant sets the silver tray with all the dental tools to be used. Some tools are more familiar than others but we are here to set your mind at ease. Can you guess some of the common tools used during you dental visit to properly examine and clean your teeth? (Hint: Hover over the picture for the answers.)

probes

instrument to examine your gums for periodontal disease, find holes in tooth enamel or remove tartar/plaque

saliva ejectors

small vacumn-like suction tool to clear away excess saliva

air/water syringe

sprays water or air to wash off and dry teeth

mouth mirror

allows dentist to see hard-to-reach places

scalers

sharp and curved instrument to scrape tartar/plaque

drill

multipurpose tool used for removing tooth decay,  filling cavities, repairing chips or smoothing teeth

polish

special toothpaste to clean teeth. It often contains fluoride and applied with a polisher that spins to polish the paste to teeth

How Often Should I Replace My Toothbrush?

Choosing the right toothbrush can be difficult with all the brand options available. But worse is continuing to use a worn toothbrush with frayed bristles that will no longer do a good job of cleaning your teeth.  When should you replace your toothbrush? (Hint: Hover over the picture for the answer.)

EVERY

3 to 4

MONTHS

 

Or sooner if bristles are frayed

How Can I Impress The Tooth Fairy?

Before the tooth fairy comes to collect your fallen tooth while you sleep, be sure to impress her with these easy tips. It can be confusing to understand why our baby teeth have to fall out to make room for our adult teeth as we grow up but we're here to help. Parents should encourage their children to brush and floss their teeth regularly to keep their teeth healthy and impress the tooth fairy. We've put together a short slideshow, A Visit From The Tooth Fairy, to help parents reinforce the importance of good dental care hygiene practices as a fun way to remind your child to brush and floss their teeth. We make learning about dental care fun for all ages. (Parents: be sure to print out these helpful tips for your kids to follow.)

A VISIT FROM THE TOOTH FAIRY

Want to impress the tooth fairy the next time she comes to visit? Read our tips on how you can make the tooth fairy very happy. Plus, learn how to take care of your teeth.