Oral Health Quiz: Chewing Gum

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Building your best smile often depends on several factors. Not only will you need to focus on aspects of your oral health that are lacking, you often need to look at what type of cleaning utensils you are using as well. To help improve your oral health, consider alternative cleaning techniques like the use of products such as mouthwash and sugarless chewing gum. These are non-abrasive products can be extremely effective during specific times when traditional tools such as brushing and flossing may not be recommended. For more information about the benefits of chewing gum, see below:

Question 1: What kind of chewing gum should I select?
A: tasty gum
B: gum with fruity flavors
C: gum that comes in giant packs and does not lose its freshness quickly
D: sugar-free gum

Question 2: Which of the following are benefits of chewing gum?
A: cavity prevention
B: an increase in saliva flow
C: heartburn prevention
D: all of the above

Question 3: Which of the following is not a benefit of chewing gum?
A: producing saliva
B: re-growing teeth
C: eliminating harmful debris in your mouth
D: providing a non-abrasive cleaning tool for your oral health care routine

Question 4: Which of the following tools can be used to help clean my mouth?
A: sugarless chewing gum
B: Toothbrushes and dental floss
C: therapeutic mouthwash
D: all of the above

Answer Key:
D, D, B, D

Are you ready to enhance your smile? Improving your smile can be as easy as picking up your phone and dialing 650-716-2500 to schedule a checkup with Dr. Donald Hermansen and our team at our office in Redwood City, California.