In Know Your teeth series – we try to explain our teeth based on their shape, position and function.
What is Incisor ?
A narrow-edged tooth at the front of the mouth, adapted for cutting. In humans there are four incisors in each jaw. (Definition from Google)
Your tooth is a living tissue like any part of your body. It is made up of 3 parts.
- ENAMEL:It is the outermost layer – thinnest but the strongest.
- DENTIN: It is the Middle Layer and contains nerve endings – Did you get that cold sensations when you had an Ice-cream ? Here’s the one responsible for it.
- PULP:It is the innermost layer – and contains Blood vessels and Nerves. Have you experienced a severe Pain on tooth decay ? : its when the infection spreads to your pulp.
Have you ever seen a black hole or a black portion on any of your teeth ?
Well most likely that’s a decay.
A Decay is a damage to the tooth caused by the bacteria. It is commonly referred to as Cavity. In scientific terms it is called as Dental Caries.