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Dental Caries Quiz


True or False? A good flow of saliva is necessary to control tooth decay?




A. thin film coating of salivary materials deposited on tooth surfaces

B. reduction of saliva

the science and study of dental caries


B. cariology

saliva flow rate test

A. dryness of the mouth test

B. determines the flow rate of saliva in milliliters per minute

soft deposit on teeth that consists of bacteria and bacterial by-products

A. xylitol

B. plaque

loss of minerals from the tooth

A. demineralization

B. remineralization

True or false; is the bone stronger than the enamel?

A. yes

B. no

white spots, brown spots, decay on tooth surfaces

A. plaque

B. carious lesion


A. is the dissolution of the calcium and phosphate from hydroxyapatite crystals.

B. replacement of minerals in the tooth of calcium and phosphate in previously demineralized areas.

The colorless, soft sticky coating is also known as

A. Plaque

B. plague

ingredient in chewing gum that has an antibacterial effect against decay-causing bacteria

A. fluoride

B. xylitol

information based upon documented evidence from critically reviewed research

A. evidence-based

B. caries risk test

test for cariogenic bacteria

A. cariology

B. caries risk test

formation of a cavity

A. incipient caries

B. cavitation

minerals used in dental products to make teeth more resistant to decay

A. fluoride

B. xylitol

What two types of disease-producing bacteria primarily cause dental caries?

A. Mutan Streptococci, Lactobacilli

B. Bacillus

decay that develops rapidly and is wide-spread throughout the mouth

A. carious lesion

B. rampant caries

simple carbohydrates such as sucrose, fructose, lactose, and glucose.

A. caries

B. fermentable carbohydrates

decay in any primary teeth

A. caries

B. early childhood caries EEC

tooth decay that is beginning to form or become apparent

A. incipient caries

B. rampant caries

bacteria that produce lactic acid from carbohydrates

A. lactobacilli

B. mutans streptococci


A. decay in teeth

B. dryness of the mouth caused by reduction of saliva

the infectious disease process of tooth decay

A. cavitation

B. caries

caries management by risk assessment



what is not true about saliva

A. protect the teeth from dental caries

B. physical, chemical

C. cleansing mouth

D. makes food tastey


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