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Sarina Dental Health Week Questionnaire

Q1. What are the causes of toothbrush abrasion?
Using a hard brush.Brushing too vigorously.Brushing in a horizontal scrubbing motion.Using a coarse toothpaste/tooth powder.All of the above.

Q2. What are the effects of brush abrasion?
Sensitivity to hot, cold, sour and sweet food/drinks.Gum recession.Toothaches.All of the above.

Q3. How can you prevent brush abrasion?
By using a soft toothbrush.Brushing gently with vertical brush strokes.Paying attention while brushing.All of the above.

Q4. What causes dental attrition?
Grinding your teeth during the night.Clenching teeth during the day.Malocclusion. Eg: Deep bite.All of the above.

Q5. What are the signs of dental attrition?
Flattening around the edges of your teeth.Tooth sensitivity.Cracks and chips on the surface of your teeth.All of the above.

Q6. What are the causes of surface erosion on your teeth?
Highly acidic drinks. Eg: Carbonated drinks, sports drinks, and citrus drinks.Acid reflux.Morning sickness during pregnancy.All of the above.

Q7.What are the consequences of a missing tooth?
Drifting of the teeth.Supra-eruption of the opposing tooth.Movement of remaining teeth, causing gaps to occur.Bone loss where the missing tooth used to be.All of the above.

Q8.What are the factors to check for in the hard tissue examination of the oral cavity?
Change in shape of teeth. Eg: Sharp edges, chipped teeth or cracks.Change in colour of teeth. Eg: Darkening or white opaque patches.Change in position of teeth. Eg: Gaps in between teeth or loose teeth.All of the above.

Q9.What are the factors to check for in the soft tissue examination of the oral cavity?
Change in colour. Eg: The tissue turning red, white or dark patches forming.Change in the size of the tissue. Eg: Swelling or thickening of mucosa and nodules.Change in the texture of the tissue. Eg: The mucosa becomes smooth, rough or ulcerated.All of the above.

Q10.What are the regular oral hygiene maintenance recommendations?
Brush your teeth twice daily with fluoridated toothpaste.Floss your teeth at least once a day.Consume a healthy diet, limit your sugar intake.Visit your dentist regularly.All of the above.