Oral Hygiene: Teeth. Cleo Lacey, Savannah Spirov, Mara Maus P.2 . Key Vocabulary. cementum - a layer of tough, yellowish, bone-like tissue that covers the root of a tooth. It helps hold the tooth in the socket. The cementum contains the periodontal membrane.
cementum - a layer of tough, yellowish, bone-like tissue that covers the root of a tooth. It helps hold the tooth in the socket. The cementum contains the periodontal membrane.
crown - the visible part of a tooth.
dentin - the hard but porous tissue located under both the enamel and cementum of the tooth. Dentin is harder than bone.
nerves - nerves transmit signals (conveying messages like hot, cold, or pain) to and from the brain.
enamel - the tough, shiny, white outer surface of the tooth.
gums - the soft tissue that surrounds the base of the teeth.
pulp - the soft center of the tooth. The pulp contains blood vessels and nerves; it nourishes the dentin.
root - the anchor of a tooth that extends into the jawbone. The number of roots ranges from one to four.
Nerves- Thin bands that carry messages to and from your brain
Enamel-A porous,substance made from calcium phosphate. First layer of teeth
Pulp- Found in the center of a tooth made up of living connective tissue and cells
Dentine-A dense, bony tissue forming the bulk of a tooth beneath the enamel.
Gum Tissue- The firm connective tissue that surrounds the base of the tooth
Bone-Hard, calcified tissue forming our skeletal system
Pulp Cavity-Place in the tooth where dental pulp is found
How to Keep Teeth Healthy:
If Teeth Are Unhealthy:
Can a person survive without teeth? Why?
-Yes. A person can survive without teeth but the life of the person is impacted because of the diet change. Liquid’s and soft foods are the best to eat, but it still limits other foods and nutrients the body needs to consume.
Lack of hygiene allows bacteria to produce. It can enter bloodstream, causing certain conditions such as…
Which of the following options is not apart of the system of the tooth?
E) Pulp Cavity
Which of the following is an example of unhealthy teeth?
How many teeth does the average adult have?