Transcript:

Hello and welcome to episode 78 of ElmarsToothTalk-  The Missing Link To Total Health

After more than 75 episodes about teeth and around teeth, I felt we could make this podcast episode a bit more interactive.

How does that work?

The best way to do this, I imagined, would be with a quiz.

WHY a quiz?

After so many episodes about teeth, gums, dental work and how your oral health affects your overall health, wouldn’t it be interesting to know how much of what you heard or read has rubbed up on you is sitting in your knowledge bank ready to be used?

For this reason, I have come up with a quiz for you with which you can check your level of knowledge in terms of teeth, gums, chewing system and beyond. There are also questions about topics that we haven’t discussed yet, but which I find really interesting.

HOW does the quiz work?

It works very simply

I make a statement and you decide whether the statement is fact or fiction, is right or wrong. I will wait a few seconds for you to consider your answer and then I provide the right answer.

The great news is everyone will be a winner in this quiz. Either you know the right answer, which is fantastic or you learn something new which is even better, or you just refresh what you’ve already heard before.

The whole thing goes very smoothly.

WHAT if you don’t take the quiz?

Well, then you can’t clarify your level of knowledge and if the question then arises in “real life”, you first have to check out Dr. Google and I guess we all know that his answers are likely to be different in many areas we cover.

WHAT when you take the quiz?

It’s fun and you can playfully check your level of knowledge. Some questions will probably bring an “aha moment” because you knew you know it, it just wasn’t present straight away.


And now that you’ve heard it again, the answer will stick even better. 

Therefore the quiz will refresh, expand and deepen your knowledge.

Are you ready?

And let’s go!

THE TOOTH QUIZ

(Hover over below the questions to reveal the answers)

Question 1: A tooth abscess can also be treated at home

Your answer: right or wrong

The correct answer: False

The pain caused by an abscessed tooth can be reduced with home remedies or over-the-counter medications. In order to remove the abscess yourself, professional help from the dentist is required.

Question 2: A root canal is part of the tooth

Your answer: right or wrong

The correct answer: Correct

The root canal is the inner part of the tooth that runs from the root tip to the area of ​​the tooth crown and supplies the tooth with blood vessels, nerve and lymphatic vessels.

Question 3: Bacteria found in the mouth can pose deadly threats to susceptible people

Your answer: right or wrong?

The correct answer: Correct

Bacteria, or rather their toxins, which are found, for example, in

Tooth abscesses can infect other parts of the body and cause damage there, such as the heart muscle, and deaths have also been reported.

Question 4: The permanent human set of teeth ideally has 28 teeth

Your answer: right or wrong?

The correct answer: False

Ideally, the human set of teeth has 32 teeth

Question 5: You should buy a new toothbrush every year

Your answer: right or wrong?

The correct answer: False

The toothbrush should be replaced at least every 3-4 months.

If you have been ill with the flu, a cold or similar, it is best to get a new toothbrush right away

Question 6: Of the following animals, the crocodile has the most teeth.

Cow, dolphin, mouse, crocodile

Your answer: right or wrong

The correct answer: False

The dolphin has the most teeth. Between 80 – 100 teeth. Whereby

there are big differences. The spinner dolphin even has between 172

and 252 little pearly pearls

I know, I know, that wasn’t mentioned in any podcast. I just thought this is quite an interesting question. 

Question 7: The hardest substance in the human body is tooth enamel

Your answer: right or wrong?

The correct answer: Correct

Tooth enamel is the outermost layer of the tooth and is the hardest

tissues in the human body.

Question 8: Our teeth break down 10 tons of food over the course of 50 years

Your answer: right or wrong?

The correct answer: False

In the course of 50 years, our teeth crush about 20 tons

Food. About 40 cattle and bread in the length of about 4.5 kilometres. Vegetarians eat more vegetables, grains or fruits.

Question 9: The first toothbrush was invented in China

Your answer: right or wrong?

The correct answer: Correct

The first toothbrush was invented in China in 1498

first mentioned in writing

Question 10: Halitosis means bleeding gums

Your answer: right or wrong?

The correct answer: False

Halitosis refers to bad breath.

Question 11: If you have bleeding gums, you should stop brushing to not damage the gum.

Your answer: right or wrong?

The correct answer: Wrong

Even if it bleeds a lot, it is important to clean bleeding gum.

If the bleeding keeps going for many days a visit to the dentist or hygienist is the next step.

It is also important that you clean your toothbrush after each tooth cleaning. This works best with approx. 6% hydrogen peroxide, which you can get in the pharmacy

Question 12: A tooth abscess is caused by a dangerous virus

Your answer: right or wrong?

The correct answer: False

A tooth abscess is a bacterial infection

Question 13: A dental fistula is a dental device that can be used to open an abscess

Your answer: right or wrong?

The correct answer: False

A dental fistula is a chronic process that can follow the formation of an abscess.

A fistula allows the body to expel pus from the abscess area to the outside of the mouth. A fistula begins as a small opening or swelling that grows in size and then ruptures, emptying the contents. This process continues until the cause of the fistula, usually, a dead or root treated tooth is eliminated.

Question 14: Pus is produced by red blood cells.

Your answer: right or wrong?

The correct answer: False

Pus is mainly produced by white blood cells. These appear at the site of infection to combat it

Question 15: Humans produce half a litre of saliva every day

Your answer: right or wrong?

The correct answer: False

On average, we produce 1.5 litres of saliva per day

Question 16: Hydrogen peroxide was first used in 1935 to bleach teeth

Your answer: right or wrong?

The correct answer: False

Hydrogen peroxide was first used to bleach teeth in 1884

Question 17: Because of their high mercury content, amalgam fillings are very controversial

Your answer: right or wrong?

The correct answer: Correct

Amalgam fillings contain over 50% mercury.

Mercury is a neurotoxin and should not be placed in humans

Question 18: Pregnant women suffer from bleeding gums more often

Your answer: right or wrong?

The correct answer: Correct

Hormone levels change during pregnancy and can lead to an increased bleeding tendency of the gums

Question 19: It is best to brush your teeth immediately after eating acidic foods

Your answer: right or wrong?

The correct answer: False

Acids in drinks and foods weaken tooth enamel.

It is best to wait half an hour before cleaning. However, it makes sense to rinse your mouth with water right away, as this reduces the acidity 

Question 20: The first dentures were made of ivory

Your answer: right or wrong?

The correct answer: False

Dentist John Greenwood, in 1795 made the first tooth replacement for the then US President George Washington from a Hippopotamus tooth. 

In the early 19th century, dentures were made from materials such as ivory, wood and metal.


Okay, that was it. 20 questions. 

Did you learn something new? Did it refresh your mind? Does it motivate you to listen again to one of the podcast episodes?

Brilliant.

So how was it?

If you would like to take the quiz again have a look at the transcript on my website www.dr-elmar-jung.com.

I enjoyed it.

Until next time

Bye for now.

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