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Safe-guarding your oral health can mean using prevention methods for various ailments and issues that can arise from time to time. Protecting your smile from all known risks includes being aware of any damage that could be arising due to underlying conditions such as bruxism. To determine how much you know about bruxism, take the following quiz:

Question 1: What is bruxism?
A: a condition in which you grind and clench your teeth
B: issues associated with tooth loss
C: gum tissue infections
D: liver and kidney issues

Question 2: Which of the following are common signs of bruxism?
A: worn or flat teeth as well as the potential for chipped or cracked teeth that have no other reasonable explanation
B: massive tooth rot and cavities
C: extensive tooth loss
D: none of the above

Question 3: Which of the following is not a symptom of bruxism?
A: jaw and facial pain
B: earaches and headaches
C: indentations on your tongue
D: these are all potential symptoms of bruxism

Question 4: Which of the following are treatments for bruxism?
A: sugarless chewing gum
B: apples
C: extensive tooth replacements
D: night guards are bite plates

Answer Key:
A, A, D, D

When you are ready to schedule an oral exam to look for signs of bruxism with St. Marys Dental Center at our dentist office in St Marys, Kansas, call us at 785-437-2771. Drs. Hildreth, Kenworthy and Kim and our entire team want to help you find your healthy smile.