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Your Family’s Teeth 101
Your Family’s Teeth 101
April 17, 2018

Teeth are a vital part of our everyday lives. They can allow you to smile easily in social and professional situations, or can hold you back from connecting with people and advancing at work. More importantly, they play an important part in our general health. When it comes to your health and that of your family, you should count on a professional, caring and experienced family dentist in Toronto.

Oral problems can make eating difficult and can develop into serious problems with breathing, chewing and speaking. It is therefore very important to take good care of your teeth. You can maintain good oral health by brushing teeth at thrice a day, flossing and rinsing with mouthwash. A good oral routine will ensure you keep your oral and overall health intact. 

Yet even the most disciplined of routines can miss things and cannot reach those more difficult places in the mouth.

This is why it is so important to visit your family dentist in Toronto on a regular bases, scheduling regular dental check-ups at least twice a year to ensure that there is nothing that may develop into serious issues and early prevention is assured.

To better appreciate and care for your pearly whites, here are the basics on the different types of teeth, their parts and what they do! A tooth is basically made up of four types of tissues:

The enamel is the outer layer of the tooth, and it is harder than bone to protect the tooth from decay. Dentin is the layer below the enamel. Cementum then covers the root and helps anchor the tooth to the bone. Inside the tooth, the pulp contains the nerves and blood vessels that feed the tooth during development.

The first type of tooth is the incisors, which are used to bite down. They are the eight teeth in the front and center. The canines are our sharpest teeth and they make it easier to chew. Molars grind and chew further to make it easier for our bodies to digest the nutrients.

You cannot under estimate the value of a good family dentist in Toronto to have your teeth and gums checked, to get advice on how to take good care of your overall oral health and that of your family. Queens Quay Dental Centre provides a variety of services to maintain healthy teeth and gums for the whole family.

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