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It’s best to know everything about gum disease. This is because gum disease is a serious and dangerous dental issue that needs to be prevented at all costs and treated immediately. The more you know about gum disease, the better chance you have of having the top-notch teeth, gums and smile you deserve. So, our dentist, Dr. Robert Eversole, encourages you to test your gum disease knowledge by taking the following gum disease quiz:

1. Gum disease is caused by:
A. Plaque
B. Tartar
C. Poor oral hygiene
D. All of the above

2. Gum disease can be prevented by:
A. Brushing twice a day
B. Flossing once a day
C. Attending your six-month checkups
D. All of the above

3. True or False: Gum disease treatments include deep dental cleanings, scaling and root planing and surgical treatments, like gum and bone grafts.
A. True
B. False

4. True or False: Gum disease has two different stages. The first stage is periodontitis and the second stage is gingivitis.
A. True
B. False

5. True or False: Gum disease can cause tooth loss.
A. True
B. False


1. D
2. D
3. A
4. B (Gingivitis is the first stage and periodontitis is the second stage)
5. A

For more information and details about gum disease in Greensburg, Indiana, please contact Robert Eversole, DDS, PC when you have the chance. Our dental team is here to help you in any way we can, even if it’s just by answering your questions. So, call 812-663-8088 now! We look forward to helping you.