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Oral Hygiene Quiz


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the unconscious person is at risk for:

A. periodontal disease

B. plaque

C. tartar

D. aspiration


a resident has a lower denture, the person needs which of the following:

A. sponge swabs

B. regular toothpaste

C. glue

D. a denture brush


label a patients denture cup with their name and:

A. room and bed number

B. doctors name

C. diagnosis

D. the center’s name and address


when brushing an unconscious person’s teeth you:

A. position the brush at a 45 degree angle to the gums

B. brush from the crown to the gum

C. use sponge swabs

D. turn the person’s head well to the side


Which statement about dentures is correct:

A. they are slippery when wet

B. they are durable and are typically unharmed if dropped onto a hard surface

C. they warp in cool water

D. they are the center’s property


flossing is usually done:

A. before breakfast

B. after each meal

C. after brushing teeth

D. before bathing


when flossing you should:

A. move to a new section of floss after every second tooth

B. start on the left side and work your way around to the right side

C. use a new piece of floss for the upper set of teeth and a set for the lower set of teeth

D. start at the lower teeth


a patient receiving oxygen therapy needs frequent oral care because of:

A. dry mouth

B. a bad taste in the mouth

C. plaque

D. tarter


a resident uses a cleaning agent for his dentures. when using the cleaning agent you should:

A. use hot water

B. use cool water

C. follow the manufacturer’s instructions

D. ask the person what to do.


when flossing teeth the floss is moved?

A. left to right

B. right to left

C. up and down

D. side to side


Inflammation of tissues around the teeth:

A. periodontal disease

B. plaque

C. oral hygiene

D. tartar


Infants do not need oral hygiene until the first tooth erupts?

A. TRUE

B. FALSE

C. Sometimes

D. Almost never


flossing removes:

A. cavities

B. enamel

C. food from between teeth

D. food from the surfaces of the teeth


how do you position an unconscious patient to do oral hygiene:

A. Fowler’s position

B. supine position

C. side-lying position

D. prone position


when flossing a person’s teeth you need to:

A. use sponge swabs

B. break off an 18 inch piece of dental floss from the dispenser

C. give the floss dispenser to the person to tear their own floss

D. use the bristles of the toothbrush to floss in between teeth


you should assume an unconscious patient can:

A. hear you

B. see you

C. respond to you

D. smell


to keep the unconscious person’s mouth open during oral care you need to use:

A. sponge swabs

B. padded tongue blade

C. your fingers

D. an orange stick


before using a sponge swab you need to:

A. check the care plan

B. make sure the foam pad is tight on the stick

C. make sure it has soft bristles

D. read the manufacturer’s instructions


when giving oral hygiene you need to wear:

A. gloves

B. gown

C. mask

D. face shield


you finish brushing a patient’s teeth what should you do next?

A. let the person rinse their mouth with water

B. floss their teeth

C. let them use mouthwash

D. brush their tongue


when removing lower dentures for a patient use:

A. gauze squares

B. a washcloth

C. an orange stick

D. a padded tongue blade


a resident flosses once a day, when is the best time to floss?

A. in the morning

B. after meals

C. whenever the person feels like it

D. at bedtime


a patient needs oral hygiene, the nurse and care plan tell you which of the following?

A. how many teeth the person has

B. what time to give oral hygiene

C. how much help the person needs

D. how to give oral hygiene


A resident wants to brush his teeth before lunch what should you do?

A. help him as needed

B. tell him this is done after meals

C. ask the nurse if he can brush his teeth

D. check his care plan


Flossing begins:

A. when 2 baby teeth touch

B. when all permanent teeth have erupted

C. when the child starts school

D. during the teenage years




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