Your smile is usually the first thing others notice about you, yet it takes the least amount of time to protect and maintain. A twice daily home care routine, coupled with two dental visits a year, is typically all that is required to protect a healthy, beautiful smile. However, several other factors may place your oral health in danger and lead to tooth pain in Wayne, NJ. How much do you know about your smile? Take our oral health quiz to find out.

Is It Time to See a Dentist?

1.     How often do you brush your teeth per day?

a.     2 times or more

b.     0 to 1 time

2.     Do you drink water more than sodas and fruit juices?

a.     Yes

b.     No

3.     How often do you floss?

a.     Every day

b.     Occasionally to never

4.     How often do you see your dentist?

a.     Every four to six months

b.     Occasionally to never

5.     Do you wear braces or have partial dentures?

a.     No

b.     Yes

6.     Do your gums bleed when you brush your teeth?

a.     No

b.     Yes

7.     Do you use tobacco products?

a.     No

b.     Yes

8.     Have you had a filling, crown, or tooth replacement due to decay or periodontal infection?

a.     No

b.     Yes

9.     Do you play sports without a mouth guard?

a.     No

b.     Yes

10.  Do you know the symptoms of gum disease?

a.     Yes

b.     No

If you haven’t guessed, the “a” answers place you in a low risk group. Every “b” answer increases your risk of tooth decay, injury, or gum disease. Fortunately, improving the health of your smile and maintaining it can be simple with the right dentist. Dr. Laurence C. Breiterman can evaluate your smile health, provide you with options for improvement, and help you lower your likelihood of experiencing tooth pain in Wayne, NJ. Call our office to schedule a consultation today.