Dental Health Education

Dental Risk Assessment

Dental disease is a growing concern. Luckily, it can be prevented and treated with a variety of methods. Take the quiz below to find out if you are at risk for dental disease.

1. Do you brush your teeth at least twice a day?
Brushing your teeth twice a day will get rid of plaque and prevent gingivitis.
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No
2. Do your gums bleed when brushing or flossing?
Gums that bleed easily, as well as swollen and receded gums, can be a sign of periodontal (gum) disease.
Yes
No
3. Do you eat or drink sugary substances often?
Your diet has a major effect on your teeth.
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No
4. Have you previously had any cavities?
If you have had cavities in the past, this can be an indicator of future dental disease.
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No
5. Are you diabetic?
Periodontal disease is often linked to diabetes. Diabetes reduces the body’s resistance to infection so the gums are among the tissues likely to be affected.
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No
6. Do you smoke cigarettes, cigars, or chew tobacco regularly?
Smoking contributes to nearly 75% of periodontal disease among adults.
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No
7. Do you frequently give your child bottles of sweetened liquids such as milk, formula and fruit juice?
Giving your child bottles of sweetened liquids frequently can put the child at risk of Early Childhood Tooth Decay.
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No
8. Do your children currently have sealants on their back teeth?
A sealant is a plastic material that is applied to the biting surfaces of the back teeth. It acts as a barrier to protect the teeth from plaque and acids.
Yes
No
9. Does your community water supply contain fluoride?
Fluoride is important for our teeth because it helps prevent tooth decay in both children and adults.
Yes
No

Dental information courtesy of the American Dental Association (ADA)

Please print this page and share it with your dentist to discuss how you can work together to reduce your risk.

Please note: Not all recommended services are covered by dental insurance plans.