Written by: on November 16, 2016 @ 4:25 pm

quizbubblesquareIf you were to teach a child about his or her smile, explaining the structure of a tooth and how many teeth both children and adults have, how do you think you would do? If you think you’d pass with flying colors, you just might know more than the average dental patient about your smile! However, if you’re not sure your presentation would be very informative, there’s nothing to worry about. It’s simply time to quiz your knowledge of baby teeth facts, wisdom teeth details, and more, and to fill up with the bit of education you’re missing. Let’s go!

Quiz Questions: True or False?

  1. True or False: Teeth are composed of one layer of enamel and are solid throughout.
  2. True or False: When you’re little, you will have 32 baby teeth. Once you lose those teeth, they will be replaced by 36 permanent teeth.
  3. True or False: It’s extremely important that we monitor your wisdom teeth development because keeping your oral health in good shape means finding a way to preserve these teeth. Removal will end up leading to a need for replacement teeth.

Quiz Answers

  1. False. Teeth are composed of multiple layers (enamel and dentin). They are not solid but have a pulp chamber within, as well as hollow root systems, which house soft tissues, nerves, and more.
  2. False. Babies develop a set of 20 teeth that we call baby teeth, deciduous, or primary teeth. When these teeth fall out, they are followed by a set of 32 permanent teeth that you will have for the rest of your years!
  3. False. While it is very important to monitor your wisdom teeth to protect your oral health, it’s not because removal is bad. It’s because third molars often require extractions (though replacement is never necessary) to keep your smile healthy.


To learn more, or to schedule an appointment with one of the experts at the Comfort Dental Group, then contact us today by calling our office at (248) 474-6434. We welcome patients living in and around Farmington Hills, Livonia, Novi, Northville, Westland, and Dearborn Heights, MI.

Catogories: General Dentistry, Restorative Dentistry

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