Meeks Heit Health & Wellness

Lesson 30: Having Regular Physical Exams

Self-Check Quiz

Why would some communities add fluoride to their water supplies?
A)for the benefit of people who may not be able to afford going to the dentist regularly
B)because of the bad taste of fluoride treatments at the dentist's office
C)to save people money by not having to go to the dentist
D)to help whiten the teeth of their citizens
If you have pain in your ears, difficulty hearing people, difficulty determining what direction sounds are coming from, or drainage from your ears, you should _________.
A)call your optometrist
B)learn to talk really loud
C)only talk to one person at a time
D)contact your physician
Trying to see through a steamy window is similar to what a person sees with ________.
C)a cataract
It is important to visit the dentist regularly to have your teeth cleaned, because _______ is difficult to remove by yourself.
A)dental plaque
C)dental sealant
Why do teens need a physical examination at least every two years?
A)because they will forget what the doctor said after one year
B)so doctors can make more money
C)because every person has some kind of symptom to report to his or her doctor
D)because their bodies are changing rapidly and different examinations may be necessary
Why might teens be at an increased risk for hearing loss?
A)they have weaker ears than adults
B)they always wear earplugs when they go to rock concerts
C)they clean their ears with cotton-tipped swabs
D)they may listen to music through headphones that are too loud
Going to see the dentist even when you don't have a problem with your teeth is most like ___________.
A)servicing your car every 10,000 miles to make sure it runs properly
B)wasting your money on something you don't want to buy
C)having the dentist take diagnostic x-rays
D)going to the doctor when you are sick
An ophthalmologist is _________.
A)a physician who specializes in medical and surgical care of the eye
B)a condition in which the pressure of the fluid in the eye is high and may damage the optic nerve
C)a refractive error in which an irregular shape of the cornea causes blurred vision
D)a physical examination procedure
What is the difference between an optometrist and an ophthalmologist?
A)an optomotrist handles patients with eye injuries
B)only an ophthalmologist can perform surgery
C)only an optomotrist can prescribe corrective lenses
D)only an optomotrist can perform surgery
Macular degeneration is most like which of the following?
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A)a television set
B)a VCR tape that has been recorded over many times
C)an old worn out newspaper
D)a radio
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