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If you’re getting ready to transition to dentures, you will need to know some things. Take this fun quiz to find out if your know-how is enough! You’ll find the answers at the bottom to check afterwards, but no cheating!

1. If you are only missing part of your smile, what kind of dentures do you need?
a. Complete
b. Partial
c. Veneers
d. Cornflake

2. How do you best care for your dentures and your mouth?
a. Take them out at night and soak them in a denture solution.
b. After meals, take them out and brush them.
c. Brush your tongue, gums the roof of your mouth, and any natural teeth at least twice a day.
d. All of the above

3. What are the perks of dentures?
a. They fill out the look of your face and smile.
b. Dentures do not have the problems of natural teeth, like cavities, infected pulp, or yellowing tooth enamel.
c. If you’ve lost your natural teeth, dentures make it so much easier for you to chew your food and speak.
d. All of the above

4. What can you do if your gums are slightly sore or irritated the first few weeks?
a. Call your dentist for an adjustment
b. Apply denture adhesive and/or Oragel
c. Throw your dentures away
d. a. & b., but not c.

Answers: 1. b. 2. d. 3. d. 4. d.

If you have more questions about dentures or would like to get started, give My Downey Dental in Downey, California a ring to schedule an appointment with Dr. Behzad Abadi. We’ll reinvent your smile.