The Biological Composition of Your Tooth

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Your teeth aid your happiness every day. They supply your smiles with jubilant gleam and munch on your most loved foods. They may just look like white rocks in your mouth, but in reality, they are so much more than mineral deposits. Your teeth are active, living parts of your body with tiny nerve systems, blood vessels, organic chemicals, and compact crystal sturdier than any other place in your body.

We desire that you comprehend why all of us at Robert H. Watson Jr. DDS, PA enjoy dentistry, so we have created a vocabulary list to glimpse the majesty of the intricate anatomy your teeth:

Enamel: If your teeth were pearly white knights, your enamel would be their shining armor. Enamel is composed of highly compressed crystals that guard your teeth from microbial invasion and hard debris. You can protect your enamel with fluoride-filled toothpaste.

Dentin: Underneath the enamel, you’ll find a softer, absorbent material called dentin. It is tinted yellow and is full of tiny tubules that run from the inner tooth to the dentin.

Cementum: This amazing chemical holds the dentin-composed root of the tooth to the jawbone, similar to how cement harden and clings to the ground.

Pulp: The innermost part of the tooth is composed of nerves, veins, arteries, and other organic tissue which combined we refer to as pulp. This pulp keeps the tooth alive so it can fight off bacterial infections.

Remember that your mouth is full of pearly white fighters, and that you can help them by brushing, flossing, and coming to see our dentist, Dr. Robert H. Watson, at our practice in Charlotte, North Carolina. You can book an appointment with us by ringing 704-523-7221.