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THE HUMAN TEETH | WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR TEETH

 

Care of the teeth is very essential because teeth is one part of you that remains with you  untill death.

So you  have to learn how to take good care of it. Teeth is somewhat indestructible.

DESCRIPTION OF THE TEETH

Teeth are the hard, bonelike body part in your lower and upper jaw.

They are the hardest parts of your body – can you believed that…?

They are harder than your bones.

Teeth is used mostly to chew food, they chop and grind big pieces of foods into smaller pieces.

Without teeth we can’t eat food that needs to be chewed.

Teeth are important for speaking and if you don’t believe that, ask the elderly that had lost all their teeth or find out why children with no teeth can’t talk yet.

The teeth and tongue are used together to form sound and make up words.

KINDS OF TEETH

Human beings grow two sets of teeth.

The Baby teeth or Milk teeth and the Permanent teeth.

By 2 years old, children should be finished with their milk teeth and as the milk teeth fall out one by one, the permanent teeth grows into place.

If you by any chance lose the permanent teeth, you can’t get them back unless you get an artificial teeth.

An adult have 32 permanent teeth.

16 in both upper and lower jaws and this include 4 incisors, 2 cannies in each jaw, these sharp teeth are used to bite into food.

Then, 4 premolars on each jaw crushes and grinds the food.

6 molars on each jaw are also used for grinding food, they are bigger than the premolars.

PARTS OF A TOOTH

The part of your tooth ( singular) you can see is called the crown and the root of the tooth goes below the gums into the bone of the jaw.

A tooth is made up of four kind of materials – Pulp, Destin, Enamel, and Cementum.

*Pulp* is deep inside the tooth, the blood flows through the pulp to keep the tooth strong and healthy.

*Destin* is a hard, yellow material that surrounds the pulp.

*Enamel* covers the Destin in the crown of the tooth.

Enamel is the hardest material in the body and it is what keeps the tooth from wearing down.

Enamel is white but you can see through it.

so, that explained the yellowish colour of the tooth which come from the Destin located inside the enamel.

*Cementum* covers the Destin in the root of the tooth.

CARE OF THE TEETH AND GUM

You have to take good care of your teeth and gums to keep them from diseases and this include eating healthy foods, cleaning after eating and going to the dentist for checkups regularly.

STEPS IN BRUSHING YOUR TEETH

Use a soft toothbrush and a toothpaste that contain fluoride, a mineral that makes the teeth strong.

 

1. Brush downward on the outside of the upper teeth.

2. Brush downward on the inside of the upper teeth.

3. Brush upward on the outside of the lower teeth.

4. Brush upward on the inside of the lower teeth.

5. Scrub back and forth on the biting surface of the upper and lower molars.

6. Brush the tongue to scrape off food and germs.

You should also avoid sugary foods such as candy, cakes, cookies and such because they make acids deposit on your teeth that cause cavities or holes in your teeth.

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Mouth odor is also a result of unhealthy teeth and brushing regularly and the right way  can help you overcome that.

Taking care of your teeth will help put your mouth in great shape and it will give you a fresh breathe always.

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