If You Score 12/15 On This Quiz, You Must Be A Dentist

The dentist is a doctor who is specially trained to care for teeth. He or she diagnoses and treats problems with teeth and tissues in the mouth, along with giving advice and administering care to help prevent future problems. Dentists repair fractured teeth, fill cavities, remove tooth decay, straighten teeth, place sealants, whiten patient’s teeth, and educate on proper oral hygiene. Dentists use different equipment and technologies to do their job, such as laser and digital scanners, x-ray machines, drills, mouth mirrors, probes, forceps, brushes, and scalpels. They also must diagnose what is going on with a patient’s mouth so they read x-rays as well and look for potential jaw problems, gum disease, or cavities. Needless to say, to be a dentist you will need to possess a vast amount of knowledge to handle a variety of dental needs for your patients. Do you think you have what it takes to become a dentist? Take this quiz and see just how much you know about oral health and dentistry. Fret not if you have trouble with some of the questions, as only a dentist will score high on this one.

1. How many teeth should a normal adult have?

How many teeth should a normal adult have?

2. What is the recommended length of time to brush your teeth?

What is the recommended length of time to brush your teeth?
2 minutes
1 minute
4 minutes
3 minutes

3. What is halitosis?

What is halitosis?
Tooth decay
Tooth decay
Bad breath
Bad breath
Dental fillings
Dental fillings
Regular dental checkups
Regular dental checkups

4. Where is the enamel located?

Where is the enamel located?
A
C
B
E
D

5. Where are the gums located?

Where are the gums located?
A
C
D
E
B

6. What dental tool is this?

What dental tool is this?
Catheter
Pipette
Endoscope
Low speed handpiece
Periodontal probe

7. True or false: Black hairy tongue disease is deadly and can lead to death in 3 months.

True or false: Black hairy tongue disease is deadly and can lead to death in 3 months.

8. What is gingivitis?

What is gingivitis?
Mouth sores
Unattractive smile
Tooth erosion
Tooth sensitivity
Inflammation of the gums

9. What is this procedure to replace a missing tooth termed as?

What is this procedure to replace a missing tooth termed as?
Dental implant
Removable partial denture
Flipper
Tooth-supported fixed bridge
Resin-bonded bridge

10. Which of the following procedures is considered as orthodontia?

Which of the following procedures is considered as orthodontia?
Tooth removal
Tooth removal
Dental bonding
Dental bonding
Braces installation
Braces installation
Teeth whitening
Teeth whitening

11. Which type of dental filling is shown below?

Which type of dental filling is shown below?
Composite resin
Ceramics
Glass ionomer
Amalgam
Cast gold

12. Why would a patient require a root canal treatment?

Why would a patient require a root canal treatment?
To repair chipped, decayed or stained teeth and help in closing gaps between teeth
To treat diseases and injuries to the dental pulp so as to conserve a tooth that will otherwise have to be extracted
To correct the alignment of teeth and bite-related problems
To repair teeth which have been compromised due to cavities or trauma

13. By what age should a child have his/her first dental checkup?

By what age should a child have his/her first dental checkup?
4 years old
5 years old
1 year old
2 years old
3 years old

14. True or false: The molars are the largest of the teeth. They have a large flat biting surface. The function of the molars is to chew, crush and grind food.

True or false: The molars are the largest of the teeth. They have a large flat biting surface. The function of the molars is to chew, crush and grind food.

15. What dental tool is this?

What dental tool is this?
Amalgam carrier
Band pusher
Cow horn forceps
Ventilator
Crown remover