Your Dental IQ: Test Your Knowledge Here

Did you know it’s best to know all about dental care? Well, it’s true. This is because it can help you properly and effectively clean, care for and treat your smile, which can give you the top-notch oral health you deserve. Our Dentist, Dr. Amandeep S Gill, encourages you to test your dental IQ to see how much you know today! You can do so by taking the following dental care quiz:

1. True or False: Bleeding gums after brushing and flossing is normal.
A. True
B. False

2. True or False: Sugar-free chewing gum can keep teeth healthy.
A. True
B. False

3. True or False: Pregnant women should pay very close attention to their oral health.
A. True
B. False

4. True or False: Baby teeth don’t need to be brushed because they will fall out in a few years.
A. True
B. False

5. True or False: Tooth decay is caused by plaque, bacteria, carbohydrates and poor oral hygiene.
A. True
B. False

6. True or False: Periodontal disease is caused by plaque, tartar and poor oral hygiene.
A. True
B. False
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ANSWERS

1. B
2. A
3. A
4. B
5. A
6. A

For more information and details about dental care in Modesto, California, please contact Gill Family Dentistry when you have the chance. Our dental team will be happy to give you the answers and help you need, so call (209) 549-1721 now!

A Partial Denture Can Replicate the Basic Function of Your Missing Teeth

Without professional intervention from a dentist, untreated tooth decay can eventually lead to multiple cases of tooth loss. Even if you don’t experience any additional oral health complications the void in your mouth can severely impair your ability to chew food. Some patients who have lost multiple teeth also experience problems with the clarity of their speech and the general appearance of their smile.

If you have lost multiple teeth in one part of your mouth a dentist like Dr. Amandeep Gill might recommend extracting whatever remains of the roots before suturing your gums. Once your gums have fully healed and any periodontal infection concerns have passed, she might recommend fitting you for a partial denture.

It is a special type of removable oral appliance which acts as an abbreviated version of a complete denture. The corresponding artificial teeth will be securely bonded into a pink medium that matches the general appearance of your natural gum tissues.

Some partial dentures include small hardware components to them connect seamlessly with the surrounding natural teeth. While the partial denture will fit firmly in place on its own, you might still want to apply a small bead of denture adhesive before inserting it into your mouth.

If you are in the Modesto, California, area and you have lost multiple teeth in one area of your mouth (209) 549-1721 to explore the treatment and restoration options offered at Gill Family Dentistry.