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Why are teeth important?

To eat, to speak and they are attractive

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What are the problems if you have bad teeth?

Bad breathe, mouth and gum infection and stomach infections

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What types of teeth do you have when you're younger and what type of teeth do you have later on?

You have twenty primary teeth or 'milk' teeth but when they fall out you get thirty two permanant teeth

3

What type of teeth are there?

Incisors, canines, premolars and molars

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What does the incisors do?

They cut the food.

5

What does the canine teeth do?

Grip and tear food?

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What does the premolar do?

Chew and grind food

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What does the molar do?

The chew and grind the food

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What are the two layers of the teeth?

The crown and the root.

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What is in the crown?

The enamel.

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What is in the root?

The dentine, pulp cavity, bone, gum and cementum

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What does the enamel and dentine do?

Dentine: softer substance than the enamel
Enamel: hard substance protects tooth

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What does the pulp cavity and cementum?

Pulp cavity: contains blood vessels and nerves
Cementum: layer around the root, holds the tooth in place

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What does the periodontal fibers do?

Hold the tooth in the bone

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What is plaque?

Food particles, saliva and bacteria building up in the tooth.

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What is tartar?

Hardened plaque that allows bacteria to grow

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What is tooth decay?

The bacteria in the plaque reacts to foods acids attacks the enamel, wearing it away until it hits the dentine

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Where are the five places you have to brush

The outer surface
The inner surface
The chewing surfaces
Between the tooth

18

What does dental floss do?

Remove a plaque from between teeth

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What does the fluorides toothpaste do?

Reduces tooth decay and freshens breathe

20

What does the antiseptic mouthwash do?

Reduces infection and gum disease

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What does the disclosing tablet do?

Shows the plaque in the teeth to make it easier

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What does the interdental brush do?

Removes plaque from between teeth