What is Your Child’s Teeth Made of
Your child’s teeth may look an entire whole, soild block but actually it is not. It is indeed a living things composed of many layers. In the center of a tooth, it is a space called pulp. The pulp holds all the nerves and blood vessels. Outside next to the pulp is the dentin, a soft tissue layer. Next to the dentin which we see is the enamel, the hard surface part protecting the dentin.
The top part of a tooth is called crown and the bottom part is called root.
A tooth has to rely on the ligament and other issues to be hold onto the jawbone. If the teeth are firmly held to the jaw, the child can speak and eat normally. If the teeth and gum are not healthy, speech and eating will be affected.
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