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Quiz: Are You Doing Enough For Your Oral Health?

Imagine you have a dental appointment in one hour – how confident are you that your dentist will approve of the condition of your smile? If you feel that your oral health care could stand for some improvement, taking action can have real benefits. Improving preventive dental care can involve stepping up the effort you put into cleaning your mouth. Have you been brushing and flossing? Are you considerate of how certain foods and drinks can affect your teeth? In addition to care on your own, remember that you can receive important help for your smile when you attend regular dental exams.


True Or False: Your hygienist can remove tartar from your teeth, something you cannot accomplish by brushing and flossing alone.

True Or False: Drinking more water will keep you hydrated, and reduce your risk for dry mouth, which can increase your cavity risk.

True Or False: If you brush your teeth more than twice a day, there will be no need to floss as well.


True! Diligent brushing and flossing can help you stop a buildup of bacteria that can become tartar. Unfortunately, if it manages to form, you will need a cleaning from your hygienist to successfully remove it.

True! You may not realize it, but your saliva is acting on your behalf to stop tooth decay by neutralizing bacteria, and cleaning your mouth. When dry mouth forms, you are missing out on this preventive measure.

False! Flossing makes it possible to clean areas that are difficult to reach. Brushing at least twice a day is important, but you should keep flossing in your oral care regimen.

Regular Visits At Modern Dentistry Of Shrewsbury Will Help You Take Care Of Your Oral Health

If you want to improve your defense against tooth decay, make sure you pay attention to your actions at home. In addition to daily oral care, take advantage of regular dental checkups. At Modern Dentistry of Shrewsbury, you will receive the kind of care and attention that can seriously improve your resistance to problems like tooth decay. Contact us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Pizzi, Dr. Mehdi, and colleagues by calling our office at (508) 842-8838. Located in Shrewsbury, MA, we proudly care for patients from Worcester, North and South Grafton, Westborough, Southborough, Northborough, Boylston, Hopkinton, Millbury, and all surrounding communities.