Quick Facts

- Incisors are the very front teeth and you have 8.
- Canine teeth are beside the incisors and you have 4.
- Premolars are beside the canine teeth and wider than your front teeth. You have 8.
- Molars are at the very back of your mouth and you have 8 of them.
- Wisdom teeth are the very back of your mouth. you have 1 in each corner and you get them at around the age 20.
- Teeth have pulp; dentin, cementum and a root. You cannot see them because they are inside your tooth.
- If a tooth has an ache it is your pulp that hurts.
- Babies have 20 teeth and adults have 28 teeth, not counting wisdom teeth.
- Teeth are made out of calcium and phosphorus and other mineral salts.
- The top layer of a tooth is called the crown and it protects the pulp and the dentin etc.

Fun facts:
- Did you know?
- Your incisors are shaped like tiny chisels and they are sharp!
- That dentin is covered by the cementum and it is like your bodies own very strong glue!
- The hard and shiny layer of your tooth that you brush is called the enamel!
- The dentin and the pulp go all the way down into the root of the tooth!
- Under the enamel of the tooth is the dentin!

- The most simultaneous tooth brush was 10 240 students that brushed their teeth together for 60 seconds.

- Sir Isaac Newton's tooth was sold at auction for $3 241.

- Ms. Rae had 6 wisdom teeth! She thinks that they made her smarter, but we know that isn't true.

 

Teeth by Kendal and Sihana

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Contrary to popular belief, teeth are very complicated.

Teeth are covered in enamel. Enamel is to protect the teeth and helps you to chew.Under the enamel of the tooth is the dentin. Dentin makes up the largest part of the tooth and is similar to bone. Dentin makes up the most inner part of the tooth called the pulp. The pulp is where each tooth’s nerve is found. The pulp also contains the tooth’s blood vessels, which feeds the tooth; too keep it alive and healthy. Both the dentin and the pulp go all the way down to the root of the tooth, the entire area that’s under your gum. Far below the gums the dentin is covered by the Cementum, which is like your bodies own very strong glue. The Cementum holds the root of each tooth into your jawbone.

The teeth in the centre of the front of your mouth that you can see the easiest are called the incisors. You have 4 on the top and 4 on the bottom. Incisors are shaped like tiny chisels with flat ends and they are sharp. These teeth help you chomp down on food.

The pointy teeth beside your incisors are called canine teeth. There are 4 canine teeth in total, 2 on the top and 2 on the bottom. These teeth help tear food.

Beside your canine teeth are your premolars. You have 8 premolars in total, 4 on the top and 4 on the bottom. The premolars are very different than incisors and canines. They are bigger, stronger and have ridges, so that you can crush and grind food.

If you open real wide you will see your Molars. You have 8 in total, 4 on the top and 4 on the bottom. Molars are the toughest of your teeth, they are even wider and stronger then premolars and they have more ridges. Molars work closely with your tongue to help you swallow food.

When kids get older they often get four more molars all the way in the back of the mouth, 1 in each corner. This happens around the age 20, and they are called wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth aren’t used for anything. Contrary to popular belief, they don't make you smarter!