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TEETH: THE BEGINNING OF DIGESTION. NOTES – TEETH: THE BEGINNING OF DIGESTION Parts of Teeth Dentin most of the tooth matrix similar to bone except no.

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1 TEETH: THE BEGINNING OF DIGESTION

2 NOTES – TEETH: THE BEGINNING OF DIGESTION Parts of Teeth Dentin most of the tooth matrix similar to bone except no living cells

3 Enamel calcium phosphate hardest substance produced by the body

4 Pulp Cavity blood vessels & nerves – enter through root foramen (opening) at base of tooth

5 Other tooth parts/stuff crown, neck, root, gum or GINGIVA

6 deciduous (baby) teeth – 20 by age 2

7 Adult teeth - 32 note locations of incisors, canines, premolars, molars

8 Problems with Teeth Plaque bacteria sticking to surface of teeth – produces sticky matrix that traps food particles this protects bacteria from saliva

9 Cavities acid from bacteria erode the structure of the tooth can be prevented by brushing and FLOSSING

10 Root Canal bacteria infect pulp – destroy pulp cavity and nerve pulp must be removed and packed with solid materials


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