Ever wondered what’s inside your teeth? Whether you’re just curious or want to teach your children or even a classroom about the anatomy of a tooth, our new infographic can help!
It outlines the parts of the teeth with a short description:
Enamel: the tough, shiny, white outer surface of the tooth
Dentin: the hard but porous tissue located under both the enamel and the cementum of the tooth. Dentin is harder than bone!
Pulp: the soft center of the tooth. The pulp contains blood vessels and nerves; it nourishes the dentin
Crown: the visible part of the tooth
Gums: the soft tissue that surrounds the base of the teeth
Root: the anchor of a tooth that extends into the jawbone
Cementum: a layer of tough, yellowish, bone-like tissue that covers the root of a tooth. It helps hold the tooth in the socket
Now, when we mention enamel or dentin in blog posts, you’ll have a clear picture of what we’re talking about!
Do you have any questions about your teeth? Let us know and we’ll address it in a future post!
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