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Would you like to test your knowledge when it comes to your smile? If so, you’ve selected the right blog! Dr. Azmoodeh, Dr. Ky, and Dr. Crespo are excited to see what you know about the teeth, gums, and mouth by taking our fun smile quiz!

Question No. 1: If you eat an orange a day, does it prevent tooth decay?
A. Yes
B. No

Question No. 2: Bacteria that live in your mouth can encourage tooth decay and stinky breath.
A. True
B. False

Question No. 3: Dental sealants can only protect kids’ teeth.
A. True
B. False

Question No. 4: Whitening toothpaste can remove stains from your teeth.
A. True
B. False

Question No. 5: It’s normal to have sensitive teeth.
A. True
B. False

We hope you had fun answering our questions! Now to help you find out if you answered them correctly, our dental team is happy to provide the answers here.

Answer No. 1: B
Eating an orange every day does not prevent tooth decay; in fact, it is more likely to promote tooth decay. This is because the orange is acidic and the acid attacks the teeth and wears down the enamel, making it prone to cavities.

Answer No. 2: A
The bacteria in your mouth work very hard to create cavities. They also attack the gums and create gum disease if you’re not careful. Gum disease is a serious dental issue, and one of the symptoms is chronic bad breath.

Answer No. 3: B
Dental sealants can also protect adults’ chompers as long as they don’t have any dental fillings, cavities, or dental issues.

Answer No. 4: A
Whitening toothpaste can brighten your teeth by removing the stains. The whitening solution brushes the surfaces, dives into the teeth, and breaks up the stains. For stubborn stains, it’s best to use a professional whitening treatment.

Answer No. 5: B
Fortunately, it is not common to have sensitive teeth. Tooth sensitivity is a common sign of a bigger dental issue, like gum recession, tooth decay, and enamel erosion. It’s best to schedule an appointment with our dentists if you have tooth sensitivity.

To learn more about your smile and oral health in Plano, Texas, call Legacy Trails Dental when you have the opportunity! When you dial 214-227-1000, our dental team will be thrilled to help you know more so you can keep your teeth, gums, and mouth in tip-top shape!