Dental quizzes for young children and kids. -

Quizzes that explain: Dental Check-Ups, The Dentist's Office, Cavity Prevention. / Pre-test study graphic.

The three quizzes accessed from this page have been created with kids in mind. The first two can be used to introduce children to the equipment that a dentist uses when performing dental check-ups and cleanings. The last one covers products whose use can be important in helping to prevent tooth decay.

1) The 'Dental Check-Up' quiz. - Instruments and supplies a dentist uses when performing a dental check-up.

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Exam terms and definitions.

The Dental Check-up: This quiz covers the different instruments and supplies that a dentist might use during a child's dental examination and cleaning appointment.

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Quiz goals: An introduction to the dental office for children preparing for their first visit with the dentist. A pre-visit review for those children returning for their semiannual dental check-up.

A) Air and Water Syringe
A tool that sprays water, air or an air-water mist. Dentists use this instrument to wash off and dry teeth.

B) Tooth Polisher
A dental tool topped with a small spinning rubber cup. It is used with polishing paste to clean teeth.

Dentists sometimes call this tool a Prophy Handpiece. The word "prophy" is a dental term for "tooth cleaning."

C) Suction Tip
A plastic tube attached to a vacuum hose. It is used to remove liquids from a patient's mouth.

D) Tooth Polish
Special toothpaste that a dentist uses to clean teeth. It often contains fluoride. Dentists sometimes call this polish Prophy Paste.

E) Dental Explorer
A tool that a dentist uses to feel and inspect a patient's teeth.

F) Dental Pliers
A tweezers-like dental tool. Some dentists use the name Cotton Pliers for this instrument.

G) Dental Mirror
The tool a dentist uses so they can see their patient's back teeth more easily. Some dentists call this instrument a Mouth Mirror.


2) The 'Dentist's Office' quiz. - Equipment and tools found in a dental office.

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Exam terms and definitions.

The Dentist's Office: This quiz identifies some of the tools and equipment found in a dentist's office.

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Quiz goals: An introduction, or review, of dental equipment and tools for children preparing for a visit to the dentist.

A) Dental Light
The bright, adjustable light that a dentist uses so they can see in your mouth better. Some dentists call this an Overhead Light.

B) Dental Mirror
A small hand tool that helps the dentist see back teeth more easily. Some dentists call this a Mouth Mirror.

C) Dental Explorer
A small hand tool that a dentist feels teeth with. It helps the dentist find cavities.

D) X-ray Machine
The machine that a dentist uses to take special pictures that show your teeth and jawbones.

E) Dental Chair
The chair you sit in at the dentist's office. It can be raised and tilted so the dentist can see in your mouth better.

F) Tooth Polisher
The spinning rubber cup that a dentist uses to polish teeth. Some dentists call this a Prophy Handpiece. "Prophy" is a word that means "dental cleaning."


3) The 'Cavity Prevention' quiz - Tools and products that help to prevent tooth decay.

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Exam terms and definitions.

Cavity Prevention: This quiz covers dental tools and products whose use can help to fight tooth decay.

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Quiz goals: To introduce dental home care items that can play an important role in the care of a child's teeth. Hopefully the use of this quiz will be preceded by a discussion that provides instructions about the proper use of these products.

A) Manual Toothbrush
A small brush used to remove dental plaque from teeth.


B) Electric Toothbrush
A brush useful for removing dental plaque from teeth whose bristle movements are created by an electric motor.


C) Dental Floss
Thin ribbon or string used to remove food debris and dental plaque from in between teeth.


D) Toothpaste
A gel or creamy paste that is used with a toothbrush to clean teeth.


E) Fluoride Rinse
Medicated mouthwash that can help to prevent tooth decay.
 
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