This score is based on four risk factors:
  • A gum health score that indicates that you may have gum disease
  • Your age
  • If you have diabetes
  • If you smoke cigarettes
The following factors will increase your score:
  • You have had seven or more of your teeth extracted
  • You have any loose teeth
  • You have had gum surgery
  • Your dentist has told you that you have loss of bone that supports your teeth
  • You have had a deep cleaning under the gum line (also called scaling and root planing)
  • Your gums bleed when you brush
Your tooth decay risk score is calculated with factors that increase risk (e.g., snacking regularly between meals), and others that reduce risk (e.g., using fluoride toothpaste).
The following factors will increase your score:
  • You have fillings or crowns
  • You have had new fillings in the last two years, or have any false teeth
  • You have had teeth extracted due to decay
  • You have experienced pain while chewing or sensitivity to hot or cold
  • You have missing teeth you think should be replaced
The risk of oral cancer increases if you use tobacco or alcohol.

Estimate My Dental Scores

Answer all of the questions below for your personalized Dental Score report.

There are three main oral (teeth and gum) diseases: tooth decay, gum disease and oral cancer. Below we will ask you some questions that will help us estimate your risk of experiencing these diseases and their effects. Additionally, we ask if there is any disease you are currently experiencing. Please answer all of the questions below to the best of your ability.

Questions that will help us assess the health of your teeth:
How old are you?
 
Are all of your teeth gone?
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If all of your teeth are missing, you are no longer at risk for tooth decay or gum disease but you should still have dental check ups to observe your lips, cheeks, tongue, floor of the mouth and other soft tissues for signs of oral cancer or other sores that can develop at these sites.
Questions that will help us assess the health of your gum tissue:
Questions that will help us determine your risk of oral cancer: