Flashcards in The Teeth Deck (23)
Why are teeth important?
To eat, to speak and they are attractive
What are the problems if you have bad teeth?
Bad breathe, mouth and gum infection and stomach infections
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
What type of teeth are there?
Incisors, canines, premolars and molars
What does the incisors do?
They cut the food.
What does the canine teeth do?
Grip and tear food?
What does the premolar do?
Chew and grind food
What does the molar do?
The chew and grind the food
What are the two layers of the teeth?
The crown and the root.
What is in the crown?
What is in the root?
The dentine, pulp cavity, bone, gum and cementum
What does the enamel and dentine do?
Dentine: softer substance than the enamel
Enamel: hard substance protects tooth
What does the pulp cavity and cementum?
Pulp cavity: contains blood vessels and nerves
Cementum: layer around the root, holds the tooth in place
What does the periodontal fibers do?
Hold the tooth in the bone
What is plaque?
Food particles, saliva and bacteria building up in the tooth.
What is tartar?
Hardened plaque that allows bacteria to grow
What is tooth decay?
The bacteria in the plaque reacts to foods acids attacks the enamel, wearing it away until it hits the dentine
Where are the five places you have to brush
The outer surface
The inner surface
The chewing surfaces
Between the tooth
What does dental floss do?
Remove a plaque from between teeth
What does the fluorides toothpaste do?
Reduces tooth decay and freshens breathe
What does the antiseptic mouthwash do?
Reduces infection and gum disease
What does the disclosing tablet do?
Shows the plaque in the teeth to make it easier