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Tooth Trivia! How Bad Is Your Breath?

As a Hoover dentist, we know that when it comes to breath, knowledge is power. How much do YOU know about your mouth? Take this short quiz to find out just how smart you are — or how bad your breath might be!

Access the automated quiz here, or grab a pen and paper and answer the questions below.

How many teeth do adults have?

  • 34
  • 32
  • 28
  • 20

Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body:

  • True
  • False

What percentage of your teeth do you miss during cleaning if you skip flossing?

  • 35%
  • 20%
  • 50%
  • 15%

When were the first braces built?

  • 1867
  • 1911
  • 1950
  • 1728

Tooth decay is the second most common disease in the US:

  • True
  • False

How many Americans have dental anxiety?

  • 5%
  • 15%
  • 20%
  • 25%

How often should you replace your toothbrush?

  • Every 2 Months
  • Every 3 Months
  • Every 4 Months
  • Every 5 Months


Question 1: 32
Question 2: True
Question 3: 35%
Question 4: 1728
Question 5: True
Question 6: 15%
Question 7: Every 4 Months


2 Out of 7 Answers Correct or Less: Yikes! I’ve Got Stank Breath!

Aw! Bad news — your breath probably smells like a skunk. Have you noticed that your friends and family stand an arm’s distance away from you? Do people look like they are holding their breath when you speak? We are so sorry to tell you this, but your breath is probably so bad, even your dog is suffering! It’s time you scheduled an appointment with your Hoover dentist today!

3 – 4 Answers Correct: I Could Use a Breath Mint…

Your breath isn’t the worst of the bunch, but you could use a breath mint every now and then. You probably eat a ton of sugar and occasionally pass out before you’ve brushed your teeth at night. It’s okay, we get it — life is tough, and chores are hard. You probably shouldn’t skip your next dentist appointment, though!

5 – 6 Answers Correct: My Breath Ain’t Misbehavin’!

Hey! Go you! You aren’t turning off any of your dates because of your breath — in fact, most of your suitors are pleasantly surprised! You probably have ‘barely there’ breath! (Thats breath that isn’t either good or bad — there’s no odor at all!) That being said, you could take it up a notch with a teeth whitening treatment or two.

7 Answers Correct: So Fresh and So Clean!

Hooray! Your breath is fresh and clean! In fact, you’re probably having to turn down dates on the daily. Your smile is the envy of all your friends! You must have a great dentist like Barganier and Lecroy DMD!

Contact Your Hoover Dentist Today!

Ok, so that quiz doesn’t actually assess your breath — but your Hoover dentist can! Schedule an appointment today!