Quiz: Oral Care for Aging Quiz
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Oral Care for Aging Quiz
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About This Quiz

We're sure you brush and floss every day, right? As they say, "Ignore your teeth and they'll go away." It's important to practice good oral hygiene at any age. However, as you age, oral hygiene becomes more important than ever. Let's test your knowledge on oral care for the aging.

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Which of these helps to prevent tooth decay by fighting off the acid from plaque?
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True or false: Poor oral hygiene can lead to conditions like heart disease.
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Sjögren's syndrome and radiation treatment for cancer can lead to the oral condition known as what?
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Gum disease affects how many out of every four adults?
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Of adults 60 years and older, how many no longer have any natural teeth?
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When you have less of this in your mouth, it increases the risk of oral disease. What is it?
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True or false: Oral cancer is more likely to occur in people over the age of 30.
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"Around the tooth" is the meaning of what word?
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Red and swollen gums can be a symptom of what?
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How many people aged 65 and older suffer from dry mouth?
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Dental care for the elderly is increasing because of what?
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Many older people are unable to practice good oral care because of what?
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True or false: Our gums change shape over time.
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What is xerostomia the formal name for?
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True or false: People with false teeth don't have to worry as much about brushing and flossing.
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One recommended remedy for dry mouth is what?
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Severe gum disease is also called what?
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Bacteria that grows in a film on your teeth is called what?
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True or false: Pre-menopausal women are more prone to periodontal disease.
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What percentage of adults aged 65 to 74 suffer from severe gum disease?
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