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The Anatomy of a Tooth

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Learning about the different parts of a tooth can help you keep your teeth in the best condition. With the help of your dentist near Damascus , you can maintain a healthy smile with all of your natural teeth. Check out this video to learn about tooth anatomy.

A tooth is made up of the crown and the root. It also has four types of tissue. The enamel covers the crown and protects it from normal wear and tear. The dentin is the softer inner layer that supports the enamel and absorbs the pressure of chewing. The pulp nourishes the tooth and houses the nerves and blood vessels—this is the part of the tooth that is removed during a root canal. The cementum attaches the tooth to the jawbone. With regular brushing, flossing, and dental cleanings from your dentist, you can keep all of the parts of your teeth healthy.