Dental health is an important part of your general health.
Whatever your age, you can and should have healthy teeth and a pleasant smile.
Correct dental care can help you keep your teeth healthy for a lifetime.
Meet the tooth
Dentine is an ivory-like substance. It forms the second layer of a tooth and is softer than the enamel.
Gum is a coral pink fibrous tissue that covers the teeth and roots and supports the bone below. It absorbs the pressure exerted while chewing.
Nerve is a cord-like structure with fibres which carry messages (such as pain, touch, etc.) from the tooth to the brain.
Enamel is the hardest tissue in our body and forms the outer layer of a tooth.
Pulp is the most vital part of a tooth. It contains nerves and blood vessels.
A tooth can have one, two or three roots. The root is the hidden part of a tooth beneath the gums. It contains root canals which contain the pulp.
Cementum is a thin layer of bone-like tissue that protects the root of a tooth.
Types of teeth
Things to know
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