Gum Disease Quiz from Farmington Hills Dentist

Q1. Which of the following is another word for gum disease?

A. Gingivitis

B. Periodontitis

C. Periodontal disease

D. All of the above

 

Q2. True or False: Nearly 80 percent of Americans have some form of periodontal disease.

 

Q3. Which of the following have been connected to gum disease risk?

A. Smoking

B. Diabetes

C. Hormone fluctuation

D. All of the above

 

Q4. True or False: Bleeding gums during brushing is normal.

A1. D: All of the above are different words for gum disease. Gingivitis is the earliest form of gum disease. Periodontitis is the severe form of gum disease that results in much harsher consequences for your oral health.

A2. True: This gum disease statistic from the American Dental Association may surprise you. This common disease can range from severe periodontitis to mild gingivitis. Many Americans are completely unaware that they have periodontal infection.

A3. D: All of the above can contribute to periodontal disease. Women who are going through hormonal changes such as puberty, pregnancy, or menopause are at a greater risk of gum disease because of a weaker immune system and heightened gum inflammation. Complications with diabetes can lead to periodontal disease, as well as gum disease can contribute to complications with diabetes. Smoking kills positive bacteria, allowing pathogens, like those that cause gum disease, to latch onto soft tissues more easily.

A4. False: If your gums bleed while you brush, you may have gingivitis, the early form of gum disease. Other symptoms include inflamed, deep red or purple gum tissue and gum sensitivity. If you spot these signs of gum disease, schedule a dental cleaning with our Farmington Hills dentist right away.

Periodontal Care in Farmington Hills

For more information about periodontal care in Farmington Hills, contact Dr. Aziza Askari. At Comfort Dental Spa in Farmington Hills, our goal is to offer you a wide variety of ways to improve your smile in a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere. To schedule an appointment, call our Farmington Hills dental office, at 248-474-6434.