What are my choppers made of? OR Anatomy of a Tooth!

Anatomy of a Tooth

 

 

Enamel:

The hardest, white outer part of the tooth. Enamel is mostly made of calcium phosphate. Enamel is the hardest substance in the body.

Dentin:

A Porous layer underneath the enamel. Dentin is made of living cells, which secrete a hard mineral substance. Dentin is similar to but harder than bone.

Pulp:

The softer, living inner structure of teeth. Blood vessels and nerves run through the pulp of the teeth. The pulp nourishes the dentin.

Cementum:

A layer of connective tissue that covers the root of the tooth. The cementum attaches the tooth to the bone by attaching to the periodontal ligament.

Periodontal Ligament:

A fibrous tissue that helps hold the teeth tightly within the jaw by attaching to the cementum.

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