Flash your pearly whites
- POSTED ON: 14 Sep, 2022
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- POSTED BY: Madhuvanti S. Krishnan
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The human teeth function to mechanically break down food by cutting and crushing them in preparation for swallowing and digesting. Ever wondered what makes it work? What does it look like inside?
The enamel is the tooth’s thin outer covering. It is a tough shell and the hardest tissue in the human body.
The dentin makes up the largest part of the tooth. Although it is not as tough as enamel, it is also very hard.
The innermost part of the tooth is called pulp, and it is where the blood supply and the nerve endings of the tooth can be found. The pulp is protected by the dentin.
Also called the gingiva, the gums are the tissues of the upper and lower jaws that surrounds the teeth’s base.
The periodontal ligament, commonly known as the PDL, is a soft connective tissue between the inner wall of the alveolar socket and the teeth’s roots.
The nerves and blood vessels are located in the pulp and run through the tooth in the root canal.
The lateral canal extends from the main canal to the periodontal ligament. more frequently in the body of the root than in the base.
Based on what you have read so far, can you drag and drop the parts of the tooth into the right boxes?