Tooth anatomy, decay and care

Tooth anatomy, decay and care

A tooth comprises cementum, enamel, dentin, and pulp tissue. The visible portion is the dental crown, while the root lies beneath.

Tooth decay ensues from enamel surface damage, induced by acids produced by oral bacteria. Cavities, or dental caries, manifest as holes. Left unaddressed, decay leads to discomfort, infection, and tooth loss.

Preserving dental well-being necessitates adequate oral care, addressing conditions like bad breath, dry mouth, canker sores, TMD, tooth decay, or thrush. Accurate diagnosis and care facilitate effective treatment.

  • Health and public protection
  • Oral health improvement
  • Policy and strategy development and implementation

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