Check Your Oral Health Risk

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Check Your Oral Health Risk

Good oral health comes from an awareness of your risk factors and protective factors. Think about your answers to the following questions and use them start a conversation with your dentist about managing your areas of risk. Be aware that the chance that you will develop cavities changes over time as your risk factors change.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    I brush my teeth after
    • A. 

      Each meal

    • B. 

      1x day

    • C. 

      2x day

    • D. 

      Weekly

  • 2. 
    I floss my teeth
    • A. 

      After each meal

    • B. 

      1x day

    • C. 

      2x day

    • D. 

      Weekly

  • 3. 
    I use a fluoride toothpaste when I brush my teeth.
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 4. 
    I visit my dentist
    • A. 

      Regularly

    • B. 

      Rarely never

  • 5. 
    The last time I had a cavity filled was
    • A. 

      Within the last year

    • B. 

      Within the last 26-36 months

    • C. 

      Over 5 years ago

    • D. 

      As a kid or never

  • 6. 
    The water I drink is fluoridated.
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 7. 
    I have sealants on my teeth.
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 8. 
    I wear braces or partial dentures.
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 9. 
    I eat or drink sugary foods (hard or chewy candy, antacids, breath mints, dried fruit, cakes, caramel, soda, energy drinks, juices, non dairy creamer, flavored yogurt, etc.)
    • A. 

      1x day

    • B. 

      Often between meals

    • C. 

      Rarely

  • 10. 
     I regularly eat or drink acidic items like citrus fruits or sports/energy drinks.
    • A. 

      1x day

    • B. 

      Ofen

    • C. 

      Rarely

  • 11. 
     My gums are puffy, sensitive and bleed when I brush my teeth.
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 12. 
    I think my gums are receding (shrinking).
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 13. 
     I have diabetes.
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 14. 
    I take prescriptions or over the counter medications.
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 15. 
    I smoke cigarettes, a pipe, cigar or chew tobacco.
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 16. 
     I am pregnant.
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 17. 
    I use products with Xylitol (chewing gum, mints, rinse).
    • A. 

      Daily

    • B. 

      Occasionaly

    • C. 

      Never

  • 18. 
     I have lost a tooth because of decay or gum disease.
    • A. 

      Within the last year

    • B. 

      12-26 months

    • C. 

      More than 3 years

    • D. 

      Never

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