Tooth brushing

Tooth brushing

Careful tooth brushing is an important part of oral hygiene.

Biology

Keywords

tooth brushing, oral hygiene, tooth, decayed tooth, toothpaste, toothbrush, dental floss, mouthwash, tooth neck, enamel, tooth root, hygiene, incisor, canine, molar, biology, human

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Tools for tooth brushing

  • dental floss
  • mouthwash
  • toothpaste
  • toothbrush
  • cup for tooth brushing

Decayed tooth

  • crown
  • tooth neck
  • root
  • tooth enamel
  • dentine
  • decayed part
  • cementum
  • gum
  • vein/nerve

Tooth brushing

Oral cavity

  • teeth - Humans have 20 milk teeth during infancy. The number of permanent teeth is 28-32.
  • tongue - A muscular organ with a characteristic shape. It plays an important role in chewing, forming a bolus, as well as in speech and the formation of some facial expressions.
  • gum - A mucous tissue that covers the bones into which the teeth are fixed.
  • hard palate - A bony plate covered with mucous membrane at the front of the roof of the mouth.
  • soft palate - The soft tissue that forms the back of the roof of the mouth. It separates the oral cavity from the nasal cavity.
  • uvula - A conic projection at the back of the soft palate, covered by mucous membrane. Its primary function is to prevent food from entering the nasopharynx.
  • vestibule - The part of the oral cavity found between the teeth and the cheeks.

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