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All too often, people avoid going to the dentist because they fear that the visit will be painful or that their dentist will judge them. Modern general dentistry has changed a lot over the years, and you might be surprised at just how pleasant a trip to see your dentist in Staten Island can be. To give you a better idea, we have put together a quick general dentistry true or false quiz.

True or False – If you Brush and Floss Daily You Do Not Need to Go to the Dentist

False. While brushing and flossing are essential to good dental health, you cannot reach every spot on every tooth with your toothbrush. A professional cleaning will help prevent calculus (tartar) buildup. Your dentist will also be able to catch cavities early, and they can do visual exams for early diagnoses of potentially dangerous conditions, such as oral cancer.

So, how are you doing on our general dentistry true or false quiz so far? Ready for the next question?

True or False – Your Dentist Will Always Perform Your Cleanings

False. In most cases, your dentist will not perform your cleaning. An expert dental hygienist will do your cleanings. Your dentist will examine your teeth and gums, and they will also fill cavities when necessary and perform other procedures.

True or False – Visiting a General Dentist Twice a Year Can Prevent Dental Health Problems

True! This is the most important question on our general dentistry true or false quiz, so we hope that you got it right. Regular visits to the dentist can help you in numerous ways. Your dentist and hygienist(s) can give you advice on proper dental hygiene. They can also catch problems early on and advise you on the best options to improve your oral health.

Contact Our General Dentist in Staten Island

How did you do on our general dentistry true or false quiz? Was it a breeze, or did it surprise you? Do you have more questions? Contact us at Drs. Galligan and Villa Dental Studio at our Staten Island office at 718-984-7700 today.