Fun Dental Quiz (tm)

Fun Braces/Dental Quiz

Dentists and orthodontists use their own language. The objective of the quiz below is to guess what all of the words mean. Get your mom, dad and friends to do it too, and see who gets the most right. Will you get more right than your mom and dad? Do not cheat and look at the answers until you finish the quiz.

  1. What is a mamelon?
    a. A land animal
    b. A bump on your lower front teeth
    c. A dimple
    d. A milk producing mammal
    e. A sore on your tongue
  2. What is an edentulous person?
    a. A person with a peg leg
    b. A person whose skin is dented
    c. A person who likes to grind their teeth
    d. A person without teeth
    e. A person with braces
  3. What is armamentarium?
    a. Dental chairs, lights and equipment
    b. Medieval body armor
    c. Special masks your dentist uses to prevent infection
    d. A sanatarium for people with battle fatigue
    e. A coating to protect your teeth from decay
  4. What is cementum?
    a. A substance you use to fix cracks in the bricks in your house
    b. A substance to hold brackets onto teeth
    c. A bony substance covering the root of a tooth.
    d. A special adhesive to hold in false teeth
    e. A hard deposit you get on your teeth if you do not brush them
  5. What is an alvelous?
    A. A opening in your jaw in which a tooth is attached.
    B. A tragic opera
    c. A passage in your nose
    d. A passage connecting your mouth to your nose
    e. A dimple on your tongue
  6. What is dentin?
    a. A kind of chewing gum
    b. A bump on your lower front teeth
    c. The calcium part of a tooth below the enamel
    d. The rough surfaces on your teeth
    e. The cutting surfaces on your back teeth
  7. What is frenum?
    a. Pink colored skin that attaches your lips to your mouth
    b. A mucous like deposit you get on your tongue when you are sick
    c. A special solvent the orthodontist uses to get stains off of braces
    d. Loose pieces of plaque which detaches from your teeth
    e. A dental anesthetic
  8. What is an articulator
    a. A device you wear to help you talk clearer
    b. A device that changes the sound of your voice
    c. A device that prevents your braces from interfering with your speech
    d. A device that makes your mouth wider so you can talk better
    e. A holder for models of your teeth
  9. What are caries?
    a. Little sacs in your gums which hold saliva
    b. Cavities
    c. In astrology, people who were born on the last day of aries
    d. An african neckless made out of teeth
    e. Hooks to hold on your braces
  10. What is a filtrum?
    a. The piece of skin under your tongue
    b. A device to keep your braces clean
    c. A device to make sure that pure water goes into your dentist's drill
    d. A part of your eardrum
    e. The dimple under your nose above your lip
  11. Define labial
    a. The part of your mouth under your tongue
    b. The part of your mouth behind your last tooth
    c. The part of your mouth behind your tongue
    d. The space in your gums between your teeth
    e. The tooth surface next to your lips
  12. What is a mandible?
    a. A moroccan musical instrument
    b. A lower jaw
    c. The back of someone's mouth near their throat
    d. One of your dentist's tools
    e. A tray the dentist uses to take impressions
  13. Define masticate


    a. To foam at the mouth
    b. To mix food with saliva during chewing
    c. To attach your braces
    d. To duplicate the models of your teeth
    e. To duplicate a temporary tooth
  14. What are osteoblasts?
    A. Germ cells which attach to bones and teeth
    b. Cells which your body uses to create holes in your bones.
    C. Cells which help your bones and teeth grow
    d. Little cracks in your teeth or bones
    e. Germ cells which damage teeth and bones
  15. What are osteoclasts?
    A. Germ cells which attach to bones and teeth
    b. Cells which your body uses to create holes in your bones.
    C. Cells which help your bones and teeth grow
    d. Little cracks in your teeth or bones
    e. Germ cells which damage teeth and bones
  16. Define Gingivae
    a. Your gums
    b. Your mouth
    c. Your teeth
    d. The roof of your mouth
    e. A growth on your teeth
  17. Define periodontium
    a. Part Of Your gums
    b. Part Of Your mouth
    c. Part Your teeth
    d. The roof of your mouth
    e. Your natural biorythms
  18. Define sagittal plane
    a. A zen buddist term for one of the highest levels of contentment
    b. A plane seperating the left and right half of your mouth
    c. The plane where your teeth come together
    d. The plane where two teeth touch
    e. A jet plane designed by Juri Sagittal; this was the first plane to exceed the speed of sound
  19. What is a cephalometric viewer?
    a. A magnifing glass that lets your dentist see better
    b. A device to look carefully at your teeth
    c. A light that lets the dentist see better in your mouth
    d. A special device to look at your phalometer
    e. A slide viewer for x-rays
  20. Define ligate
    a. To sue someone
    b. To attach archwires to the brackets on your teeth
    c. To close the passage in the back of your throat to prevent food from going into your lungs when you swallow
    d. To attach brackets or lugs to your teeth
    e. To chew and mix with saliva