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Study Guide Answers

1.     Name the theory that explains why people wait a long time before they see a dentist.
     Cooked Frog Syndrome
2.     The diseases that can affect the mouth are painful and occur very quickly. True or false?
     false
3.     Name the two primary factors that can cause a breakdown in the general health of your mouth.
     bacteria stress, bite stress
4.     Bacteria convert sugar into a waste product called "________________________ ."
     acid
5.     __________________ stress includes normal wear and tear from eating, grinding your teeth, or stress.
     Bite
6.     __________________ stress is caused by eating extremely sweet foods and by drinking carbonated soft drinks.
     Bacteria
7.     How long does it take for plaque to mature to the point that it can cause harm to your mouth?
     24 hours
8.     Bacterial plaque is _____________________ and sticky.
     colorless
9.     Plaque is composed of millions of bacteria of the same species. True or false?
     false
10.     Where do bacteria usually form?
     in the gum line
11.     Name the four categories of age for the human tooth.
     youth, adult, elder, late elder
12.     The characteristics of the youngest age of mouth include having _______________ of your _________________ , small or no fillings, and excellent ___________________ structure.
     all, teeth, bone
13.     Which age of the mouth is in "intensive care"?
     late elder
14.     Three key strategies that can lead to good health are the following: ____________________ negative factors, ______________ those negative factors, and ___________________ any destruction
     identify, eliminate, repair
15.     How often should you replace your toothbrush?
     every three months
16.     How often should you go to the dentist?
     twice a year
17.     You should brush your teeth for at least _______________ minutes.
     two
18.     When brushing your teeth, you should position the brush at an angle to the ________________.
     gums
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