Test your knowledge to see how well you understand your child’s oral health.


  1. When should children begin visiting the dentist?
    1. After all of their baby teeth have erupted
    2. When they gain their first tooth
    3. When they are one year old
    4. Either b or c, whichever occurs first
  2. How many baby teeth does a child have?
    1. 12
    2. 20
    3. 22
    4. 28
  3. How many permanent teeth with a child gain?
    1. 28
    2. 30
    3. 32
    4. 38
  4. What are dental caries, also known as cavities?
    1. A viral infection of the mouth
    2. An infectious disease caused by bacterial decay that damages the tooth structure
    3. A naturally occurring holes in the tooth
    4. Damage to a tooth because of an injury or accident
  5. What is gingivitis?
    1. Inflammation of the gums
    2. Inflammation of the tongue
    3. The impaction of a tooth
    4. A late-stage cavity
  6. Which one of the following can harm your child’s teeth?
    1. Thumb sucking past the age of one
    2. Pacifier use past the age of one
    3. Premature loss of baby teeth
    4. All of the above
  7. What is a dental sealant?
    1. A filling used to treat cavities
    2. A special prescription toothpaste
    3. A protective covering for the first and second adult molars
    4. An instrument used to clean teeth during exams
  8. Which drink can a child have before bedtime?
    1. Water
    2. Juice
    3. Soda
    4. Milk
  9. What is another name for third molars?
    1. The third eruption
    2. Supernumerary teeth
    3. Three-year-old molars
    4. Wisdom teeth


  1. d
  2. b
  3. c
  4. b
  5. a
  6. d
  7. c
  8. a
  9. d

We hope you did well on this quiz!

Vital Smiles Georgia wants to continue to be a part of the education process for your child’s oral health. Schedule your appointment today to keep your child’s mouth healthy and to find out how you can help him or her maintain a vital smile.



We keep your child’s teeth sparkling clean with the help of our electric tooth brush (a motorized prophy brush). We then apply bubbles (fluoride) to keep his or her teeth strong.

Filling Cavities


We use fun tools like Mr. Bumpy (our slow speed drill) to remove decay. Your child will then receive a silver star (filling), and the tooth will be good as new.



Sealants are thin, protective coatings used to prevent tooth decay. They fill in the tiny grooves of the tooth surface so that brushing becomes more effective.



We use a tooth camera (X-ray machine) to take pictures of your child’s teeth. This gives us a better look at his or her smile. Our Digital X-rays are state of the art, limiting radiation exposure.