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FAQs About The Tooth Structure

Posted on 7/4/2022 by Artistic Smiles
FAQs About The Tooth StructureHave you ever wondered about the anatomy of the shiny white teeth you use daily for your usual eating habits? Here we combine a list of the frequently asked questions on tooth structure.

How Many Teeth Does a Normal Person Have?

An average human being has a complete set of teeth 32 in number. While in ancient times, many had the myths that men had more teeth than women, that's not the case, and you can prove it now by feeling over them with your tongue. Look in the mirror and count them by yourself. Ideally, teeth occur in pairs and are organized perfectly, each tooth from the pairs on each side of the mouth.

What's Hold's Your Teeth in Place

Teeth are held firm by two bones from the skull. The upper jaw is housed by the maxilla, while the lower by the mandible. These bones constitute your jawbone and enhance one's grinding and chewing capabilities as they are mobile.

What's the Enamel

The enamel is the most rigid tissue in the body and is responsible for protecting your teeth from external damage. It's the shiny white covering of the teeth primarily made of calcium phosphate. The enamel is strengthened by applying and using substances rich in fluorides, such as toothpaste and some mouthwashes.

Are their Roots Holding the Teeth?

Yes. Teeth have roots just below the crown and go underneath the gumline, anchoring them from swaying and falling away. Roots are made of a material called dentin, composed of nerve endings and blood vessels that feed the area.

What are Wisdom Teeth?

These teeth are referred to as wisdom teeth as they emerge when one is considered mature enough to make decisions. Wisdom teeth appear in the late teens and early twenties and are associated with dental complications when they fail to erupt correctly.

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