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Complete self-exam and find out!

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You may be at low-risk for gum-related problems. Keep up the good work!

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You may be at higher risk for gum-related problems. Speak to your dentist about a potential condition and its consequences.

Do your gums bleed when you brush your teeth?

Yes No

Have you been told by a dental professional that you have bone loss around your teeth?

Yes No

Have any teeth become loose (not due to a tooth trauma)?

Yes No

Have you had 7 or more permanent teeth extracted because of decay, looseness, or pain? (not counting wisdom or impacted teeth, or teeth knocked out by an accident or removed for orthodontics)

Yes No

Have you had or are you currently scheduled for a deep cleaning (scaling & root planing)?

Yes No

Have you had or are you currently scheduled for gum surgery (periodontal surgery)?

Yes No

The frequency that I use dental floss or another device to clean between my teeth is:

Never Daily Occasionally

The number of periodontal maintenance appointment(s) I have had in the last 24 months is: (exclude normal teeth cleaning appointments)

None/Don’t know 1-2 3-4 >5

What is your diabetic status?

Not Diabetic Diabetic, well controlled Diabetic, not controlled Diabetic, unknown control

Do you smoke cigarettes?

Never Former User < 1 pack per day 1 pack per day or more


Is it necessary to clean the tongue?

Cleaning the tongue is useful especially in the presence of an existing bad breath. The most common cause of bad breath is dental plaque on teeth and tongue. Cleaning the tongue may help to reduce bad breath, because it will remove food residues, bacteria, yeasts, dead cells from the surface. Tongue is made of many small buds that are favorable environment for growing oral bacteria. Food accumulates and stagnates in these small recesses and is then slowly degrading in addition, the bacteria continuously produce the sulfur compounds, which are also responsible for unpleasant odor of mouth. Read more


Do you think, your teeth are clean, if you do not see anything on them?

Many people believe teeth are clean, if they do not see anything on them. But this is not so simple. Millions of bacteria are found on the surfaces of the teeth in a form of dental plaque, that is invisible to our eye. Visual becomes after a few days of bad oral hygiene, because the plaque thickness with time. Read more