Rate Your Oral Health

Rate you Oral Health

The following questions will help you realized if you are in good dental health or not. Please be informed these this is only a self-assessment and does not replace your regular visit to the dentist. Semi-annual checkups with the following procedures are highly recommended: Head and Neck exam, Temporal Mandible Joint exam, Intra-oral soft tissue cancer screen, 6-point periodontal measurement, detail exam of each tooth, dental photos, and dental x-ray (3D Conebeam CT scan may be needed)

(Count the number of “yes” answers to help you determine your possible risk in each of the areas.)

Your Gums/Bone

  • Do you have a bad taste or odor in your mouth?
  • Do you have plaque and tartar on your teeth?
  • Do your gums bleed when you brush or floss your teeth?
  • Do you have receding gum line?
  • Do you have a tooth that is loose or shifting?
  • Have you lost any teeth due to gum disease?
  • Do you smoke cigarettes, cigars or vaping?
  • Do you have diabetes?
Your Answers

  • No checks – you are at low gum disease risk (You may only need to get your teeth cleaned, and checkup once every 6 months and x-ray once every 12-18 months. Please consult a dentist)
  • 1-2 checks – you are at moderate gum disease risk (See a dentist soon before it becomes high risk)
  • 3 or more checks – you are high gum disease risk. (See a dentist ASAP)

Your Teeth

  • Do you have black or brown stains on your teeth?
  • Do you have chips/broken teeth or holes in your teeth?
  • Do you have broken fillings, crowns, bridge or denture?
  • Do you have difficulty in swallowing dues to dry mouth?
  • Are your teeth SENSITIVE to cold/hot/sweets or chewing?
  • Does food get caught between your teeth when you eat?
  • Do you have sweets, soda/power drinks daily?
Your Answers

  • No checks – you are at low risk of tooth decay (You may only need to get your teeth cleaned, and checkup once every 6 months and x-ray once every 12-18 months. Please consult a dentist)
  • 1-2 checks – you are at moderate risk of tooth decay (See a dentist soon before it becomes high risk)
  • 3 or more checks – you are high risk of tooth decay. (See a dentist ASAP)

Your Bite

  • Do you have frequent headaches, neck pain or jaw pain?
  • Do your jaw joints make sounds on movement?
  • Do you feel that your lower jaw is being pushed backward when you bite together?
  • Do you find your teeth have worn or shorten in the last 5 years?
  • Do you have difficulty chewing gum or hard foods?
  • Do you have more than one bite or a bad bite?
  • Do you clench or grind your teeth?
  • Do you bite your fingernails, chew ice or other objects?
Your Answers

  • No checks – you most likely have a great functioning bite. (You may only need to get your teeth cleaned, and checkup once every 6 months and x-ray once every 12-18 months. Please consult a dentist)
  • 1-2 checks – you maybe at moderate risk with a “bad bite syndrome” (See a dentist soon before it becomes high risk)
  • 3 or more checks – you maybe at high risk with a “bad bite syndrome” that may affect other areas. (See a dentist ASAP)

Your Smile

  • Do you feel that your teeth are NOT as White as they should be?
  • Do you have mismatched colored crowns/teeth that bother you?
  • Are you concerned with the appearance of the misaligned and overlapping of your teeth?
  • Do you have missing teeth that are visible when you talk or smile?
  • Are you embarrassed to smile?
  • Do you have a gummy smile that you dislike?
Your Answers

  • No checks – You are good to go. Be happy! You may only need to get your teeth cleaned, and checkup once every 6 months and x-ray once every 12-18 months. Please consult a dentist).
  • 1 or more checks – let us transform your smile to the smile you lost or always wanted. Call for a complimentary smile analysis or just email us 3 biggest smile photos (Front, left and right views) you can give us and share with us your concerns. Dr. Young will personally reply with his professional assessment.

Your Sleep

  • Are you having difficulty sleeping through the night?
  • Do you snore and/or choke during your sleep?
  • Do you lack energy, and feel tired and fatigued throughout the day?
  • Do you fall asleep at any chance you get?
  • Do you frequently fall asleep watching TV?
  • Are you overweight (BMI 30+)?
  • Do you have a neck size equal or large than 17 inches for man and 16inches for woman?
Your Answers

  • No checks – you are at low risk of sleep disorder (You may only need to get your teeth cleaned, and checkup once every 6 months and x-ray once every 12-18 months. Please consult a dentist)
  • 1-2 checks – you maybe at moderate risk of sleep disorder (See a family physician soon to schedule a sleep study).
  • 3 or more checks – you maybe at high risk of sleep disorder (See a dentist ASAP).

Tips for Your Oral Health

-Floss and brush your teeth daily

-Get your teeth cleaned once every 3-6 months depending on your condition.

-Do not snack.

-Use fluoride toothpaste.

-Chew Xylitol gum (4-6 pieces daily)

-Rinse your mouth with a high alkaline mouth rinse before you go to be bed.

-Brush your teeth after breakfast.

-Change out toothbrush once every 3 months.

-If you have sensitive teeth or gums, switch your tooth paste to one that is free of sodium lauryl sulfate.