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Gum Disease Risk Assessment Quiz – Tappan, NY

Discover If Gum Disease Is Hiding in Your Smile

Periodontal disease, commonly referred to as gum disease, affects approximately 50% of the U.S. population and is typically the result of poor oral hygiene. If left untreated, this bacterial infection can result in significant complications for both your oral and overall health. Before pursuing any treatment, it's important to accurately diagnose the condition. Think you have gum disease? Take the quiz below to determine your risk level!

#1 How Old Are You?

A. 30 years or younger B. 31 to 49 years C. 50+ years

#2 Do You Smoke or Use Any Tobacco Products?

A. Yes B. No

#3 Are You Affected by Diabetes?

A. Yes B. No

#4 Do You Have a Genetic History of Diabetes?

A. Yes B. No

#5 Have You Been Diagnosed with Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, or Strokes?

A. Yes B. No

#6 Are You Pregnant?

A. Yes B. No or N/A

#7 Have You Been Diagnosed with Osteoporosis?

A. Yes B. No

#8 Have You Ever Been Told You Have Gum Disease?

A. Yes B. No

#9 Do Your Gums Bleed When Brushing or Flossing?

A. Yes B. No

#10 Do Your Teeth Appear Longer?

A. Yes B. No

#11 Do You Frequently Have Bad Breath?

A. Yes B. No

#12 How Often Do You Visit Your Dentist?

A. At least twice a year B. Once a year C. Less than once a year

#13 How Often Do You Brush Your Teeth During Each Day?

A. Twice a day or more B. Once a day C. Less than once a day

#14 How Often Do You Floss?

A. Every day B. 3, maybe 4 times a week C. Less than 3 times per week

#15 Do You Use a Mouth Rinse?

A. 5 to 7 times a week B. Less than 5 times a week



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If you answered “yes” to the majority of questions listed above, it’s likely that you have gum disease. Please be aware that this infection can manifest without typical indications, which is why it’s incredibly important to stay on top of your preventive dental care.

Should you suspect that you have gum disease after taking this quiz, please reach out to our team at Smile More Dentistry. We’ll pencil you in as soon as possible to conduct an oral examination and confirm a diagnosis. Our skilled dental professionals will work closely with you to create a personalized treatment plan that will restore the health of your gums.

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