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RDA Dental Caries Quiz


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Cariology is:

A. dry mouth

B. mineral used in dental products to make teeth more resistant to decay

C. loss of minerals from the tooth

D. science and study of dental caries


Which is NOT true of plaque?

A. it is a colorless, sticky coating on the teeth

B. it contains an adhesive substance called the pellicle

C. it is removed by the tongue or by rinsing the mouth with water

D. it contains 99% more oral bacteria than the same amount of saliva


What term indicates multiple decayed areas throughout the mouth?

A. incipient caries

B. frank caries

C. overt caries

D. rampant caries


Incipient caries is:

A. white spots, brown spots, decay on tooth surfaces

B. a cavity or hole

C. loss of minerals from the tooth

D. tooth decay that is beginning to form or become apparent


What term indicates an exposed root?

A. rampant

B. recurrent

C. cavitation

D. recession


What is xylitol?

A. replacement of minerals in the tooth

B. formation of a cavity or hole

C. the science and study of dental caries

D. ingredient in chewing gum that has an antibacterial effect


Xerostomia is:

A. overproduction of saliva

B. tooth pain

C. dry mouth

D. gingival recession


CAMBRA stands for:

A. Caries And Management By Right Arm

B. Caries Are Managed By Removing All

C. Caries Management By Risk Assessment

D. Calling All Moms Bring Right Away


Enamel is stronger (more mineralized) than bone.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


The presence of lactobacilli in a patient’s mouth indicates that the patient:

A. is diabetic

B. has a low sugar intake

C. has a high sugar intake

D. cannot tolerate milk-containing products


What is the earliest sign of tooth decay?

A. dark stained tooth

B. white spot

C. hole or cavity

D. pain


What term refers to tooth decay?

A. xerostomia

B. caries

C. fluorosis

D. demineralization


Demineralization is:

A. replacement of minerals in the tooth

B. formation of a cavity or hole

C. loss of minerals from the tooth

D. dry mouth


What dental instrument is usually used to check for decay?

A. pliers

B. chisel

C. explorer

D. spatula


What is the main cause of tooth decay?

A. presence of saliva

B. position of the tooth

C. presence of plaque

D. size of the tooth




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