gpv - science 5th teeth test

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gpv - science 5th teeth test
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  1. Incisors (chop/bite or chew) food.
    chop/bite
  2. What do CANINE teeth do?
    • tear or rip 
    • (think of dogs...canines they rip stuff)
  3. Premolars do what function?
    chew the food
  4. Molars (tear or grind) the food?
    grind
  5. This substance begins the chemical breakdown of your food and softens it.  It also keeps your mouth moist.
    Saliva
  6. What is another word for the "roof of your mouth"?
    Palate

    (think of palate expanders, they are on the roof or your mouth)
  7. What is the bacteria called that forms on your teeth when you eat sugars and starches called?
    Plaque
  8. This muscle helps you talk and pushes food to the back of your mouth so you can swallow it.
    Tongue
  9. The visible part of the tooth is called the _____.
    crown
  10. What is the name of the hard, white, outer layer of a tooth?
    enamel
  11. What is the name of the tissue just below this outer layer?
    dentin
  12. The bottom part of the tooth that anchors it in the gums and jawbone is called the ???
    roots
  13. What is the name of the soft center of a tooth?
    pulp
  14. What does this soft area (PULP) contain?
    • nerves
    • blood vessels
  15. What is the name of the soft tissue that surrounds the base of teeth?
    gums
  16. What is the name of the tough outer layer of the roots?
    cementum

    (like cement on the roots)

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