gpv - science 5th teeth test
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Incisors (chop/bite or chew) food.
What do CANINE teeth do?
- tear or rip
- (think of dogs...canines they rip stuff)
Premolars do what function?
chew the food
Molars (tear or grind) the food?
This substance begins the chemical breakdown of your food and softens it. It also keeps your mouth moist.
What is another word for the "roof of your mouth"?
(think of palate expanders, they are on the roof or your mouth)
What is the bacteria called that forms on your teeth when you eat sugars and starches called?
This muscle helps you talk and pushes food to the back of your mouth so you can swallow it.
The visible part of the tooth is called the _____.
What is the name of the hard, white, outer layer of a tooth?
What is the name of the tissue just below this outer layer?
The bottom part of the tooth that anchors it in the gums and jawbone is called the ???
What is the name of the soft center of a tooth?
What does this soft area (PULP) contain?
What is the name of the soft tissue that surrounds the base of teeth?
What is the name of the tough outer layer of the roots?
(like cement on the roots)
What would you like to do?
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