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Do you know everything about gum disease? Well, it’s time to find out. The more you know about gum disease, the better. In fact, the more you know, the better chance you have of preventing it as well as treating it immediately. Prevention and treatment are very important because gum disease is a very serious and dangerous dental issue. So, our dentist, Dr. Eric Eusebio, encourages you to test your gum disease knowledge by taking the following gum disease quiz:

1. Gum disease can be caused by:
A. Plaque
B. Calculus
C. Poor oral hygiene
D. All of the above

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

3. Gum disease can be treated by:
A. Scaling and root planing
B. Deep dental cleaning
C. Surgical treatment
D. All of the above

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. D
4. B (The first stage is gingivitis and the second is periodontitis)
5. A

To learn more about gum disease in Chula Vista, California, please contact Smiles of East Lake when you have the chance. Our dental team is happy to give you the answers, information and details you need, so please don’t hesitate to dial 619.482.1962 now. We look forward to helping you!