We spend our days educating patients about the ways they can take care of their teeth, and on the ways, we can help them bring out the best in their smiles. Now, we want to see how much you know. Maybe you do, too! Test out your dental knowledge with our short quiz.
True or False
- Invisalign is a cosmetic treatment.
False. The Invisalign aligner system has evolved since its early use in the late 90s. At first, capabilities were limited to the correction of minor turning and crowding. Today, a far wider range of alignment issues, including mild to moderate bite abnormalities, can be corrected with Invisalign
- Sports drinks do as much damage to teeth as soda.
True. According to one study, children who consumed a single sports drink a day showed signs of erosion within a 7-day period. Erosion, or the widespread breakdown of enamel, has become a prevalent problem among children and adults – even those who don’t drink soda.
- Dental implants are not suited to total tooth replacement.
False. There doesn’t seem to be much that dental implants cannot do. We can understand why there may be confusion related to how these fixtures work. Intended as replacement roots, implants sit within the jaw bone and become encased by bone tissue. Then, a crown is affixed to the implant. While implants are single-unit prosthetics, it is possible to stabilize a full-arch denture with just a few of these fixtures.
- Cosmetic dental treatment can:
A-Brighten your smile
B-Close a gap
C-Change the overall appearance of the face
D-None of the above
E-All of the above
Answer: E. Cosmetic dentistry can change just about any aspect of your smile, from the way that teeth sit against one another to the evenness of the smile line to the shape or size of an individual tooth. When you change an aspect of your smiles such as the shape of a tooth, or the position of teeth, your lips, cheeks, and chin may all look more proportionate. Cosmetic dentistry also refreshes the face to make you look younger and more vibrant.
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