How Much Do You Know About Gum Disease?

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Gum disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss in adult Americans, but it’s a preventable disease. With that in mind, Vanguard Dental Group in Derry NH presents a short quiz to test your gum disease knowledge.

1. Which of the following are risk factors for gum disease?

a. Pregnancy
b. Overbite
c. Diabetes
d. Genetics

2. Which of the items below are possible signs of gum disease?

a. Teeth that seem to be longer
b. A change in the way dentures fit
c. Loose teeth
d. Tender gums

3. Which of the following are possible health problems linked to untreated gum disease?

a. Asthma
b. Low birth weight babies
c. Parkinson’s disease
d. Stroke

4. What percentage of men and women age 65+ have gum disease?

a. 5%
b. 12%
c. 25%
d. 50%

5. Which of the following services are used for gum disease?

a. Scaling and root planing
b. Soft tissue grafting
c. Flap surgery
d. Flip surgery

Answers
1. All of the above. Pregnancy, menopause, or any other condition that causes hormonal changes is a risk factor as is any type of malocclusion.
2. All of the above. Note: some patients don’t notice any symptoms.
3. a,b,d.
4. c.
5. a,b,c.

Gum disease is a scary condition. The good news is that it usually responds to treatment—especially if caught early. Gum disease treatment is one of our services at Vanguard Dental Group in Derry NH. We also offer family dentistry, and pediatric dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Vanguard Dental Group:

603-435-1482

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

19D Manchester Rd Ste 3
Derry, New Hampshire
03038

 

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