Oral Health Quiz: Halitosis

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Have you taken the time to properly assess your oral health and determine if any dental damage is being done? Even if no visual damage is occurring, other forms of damage can arise as well. This includes the presence of foul odors that emanate from your mouth in the form of halitosis. If you are suffering from halitosis, it will need to be treated based on what causes it. To assess your knowledge of halitosis, take the following quiz:

Question 1: What does bad breath, also known as halitosis, refer to?
A: foul odors emanating from your mouth
B: teeth that continually fall out
C: green gas that emanates from between your teeth
D: all of the above

Question 2: Which of the following are known causes of bad breath?
A: gum disease or tooth infections
B: liver and kidney problems
C: poor oral hygiene
D: food and drinks
E: all of the above

Question 3: Which of the following are treatments for bad breath?
A: plaque prevention
B: proper oral hygiene methods including brushing and flossing daily
C: visiting your dentist for regular checkups and routine cleanings
D: all of the above

Answer Key:
A, E, D

Dr. Cris Turman and our team would love to see you at our dentist office in Linton, North Dakota. Our dentist can help you find which halitosis prevention or treatment plan will work best for you. To set up an appointment, please call us at 701-254-4521.