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Are you interested in seeing how much you really know about your smile? If so, Dr. Babcock and Dr. Bill are happy to help you! Our dental team is thrilled to provide a smile quiz so you can find out what you know about your teeth, gums, and mouth. Good luck!

Question No. 1: Does an orange a day prevent tooth decay, also known as cavities?
a. Yes
b. No

Question No. 2: Oral bacteria can promote cavities and bad breath.
a. True
b. False

Question No. 3: Dental sealants can only protect children’s chompers.
a. True
b. False

Question No. 4: Whitening toothpaste can enhance your smile by removing stains from your teeth.
a. True
b. False

Question No. 5: It’s normal to have a sensitive smile.
a. True
b. False

Now it’s time to find out if you answered the questions correctly! Below are the corresponding answers that can teach you a little more about smiles in Sedona, Arizona.

Answer No. 1: B
This is false because oranges are extremely acidic. In fact, oranges are more likely to promote tooth decay. This is because the acid threatens the teeth and makes the enamel fragile. This gives the oral bacteria a chance to create cavities.

Answer No. 2: A
This is true because the bacteria in your mouth strive to attack your teeth and promote tooth decay regularly. They also attack the gums and create periodontal disease, which is a serious dental issue that begins with chronic bad breath.

Answer No. 3: B
This is false because dental sealants can also protect adults’ teeth. This is the case as long as the teeth do not have dental fillings or dental issues.

Answer No. 4: A
Whitening toothpaste can brighten your smile because it removes the stains. The whitening solution dives into the enamel and breaks up the discoloration while you use it. Unfortunately, it is unlikely to remove stubborn stains, so if you have a severely discolored smile, you need a professional whitening treatment.

Answer No. 5: B
It is not common to have sensitive teeth. Tooth sensitivity is actually a symptom of a larger dental issue, like cavities, gum recession, and worn-down enamel. If you have tooth sensitivity, it’s best to schedule a dental appointment.

Call Sedona Dental Arts at (928) 282-1514 today if you are interested in knowing more about your smile or if you have any questions about our quiz. We are excited to hear from and help you!