We all should work on keeping our teeth healthy and winter white, but sometimes to make sure they stay that way, we need specialized treatment, that’s why we’ll help you get useful information about that.
Let’s talk the basics over first. What actually is dentistry? Well it’s called a few names, for example dental or oral medicine, and it’s simply put a different branch of medicine that focuses on the health of our teeth, gums and of course mouths. It takes care of diagnosing, preventing, treating or managing most disorders, diseases and conditions of our mouths. We can find proof that humanity took care of their teeth since they first appeared. First mentions of -dentistry and dentists from 7000 BC.
The thing about our teeth is that they tend to be really complex, that’s why dentistry evolved from the old times, and now we have dentists that specialize in one of the possible fields. To sum up there are about nineteen possible specializations in dentistry, which is quite a lot, and all of them make sure our teeth are healthy and white. New York is filled with dentists, each different, some even probably specialized in one of the fields already, so make sure to go to one of New York dental office and get your teeth checked out by a specialist!
Remember to take care of your teeth, but for now let’s go back to dentistry itself. We just glanced on it earlier in the article, focusing on its history and meaning, but we didn’t really talk about what’s important, our teeth. In this part let us talk a bit more about our teeth’s anatomy and its complexity.
Teeth are composed of different layers including enamel, dentin, and pulp, each playing a crucial role in maintaining dental health. The crown, neck, and root are also important parts of a tooth. Understanding the anatomy of teeth can help you better understand how to care for them and prevent dental problems. So, don’t neglect your dental health and make sure to visit your dentist regularly!
We all know that human teeth need to be resilient in order to mechanically break down food, or in simpler terms, eat. They are a part of the human digestive system. As we all already know humans develop two sets of teeth, the first being deciduous teeth or simply are called baby teeth and of course our adult teeth, which are a bit more permanent. The crown of our teeth is mostly composed of dentin, while the pulp chamber is inside. The root is left below the pulp, with pulp canals inside it.
Another fact we all probably already knew, humans develop 32 adult teeth, which are classified into different groups, we got incisors, canines, premolars and molars. Incisors, as the name itself suggests are used for making incisions or cuts in food to make it easier for us to grab bites of it, canines we use for tearing off the bite we took, just like a tiger would do, that’s why they’re called that. The last ones which are molars and premolars are used for grinding up the food we bit, and chewing it.