What are the different parts of your teeth?
- Crown- The crown of your tooth is the top part of your tooth and the only part you can normally see. The shape of the crown depends on what the tooth function is.
- Gumline- Where the tooth and the gums meet. Without proper brushing and flossing, plaque and tartar can build up at the gumline and cause gingivitis and gum disease.
- Root- This is the part of the tooth embedded in the bone. The root makes up about two-thirds of the tooth and holds the tooth in place.
- Enamel- The outermost layer of the tooth. Enamel is the hardest, most mineralized tissue in the body, yet it can be damaged by decay if teeth are not cared for.
- Dentin- This layer of the tooth is under the enamel. If decay is able to progress its way through enamel, this is what it attacks.
- Pulp- This is the soft tissue found in the center of all teeth, where the nerve and blood vessels are. If tooth decay reches pulp, you feel a lot of pain.
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