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As you probably know, your teeth are extremely important to the health of your mouth, but did you know that they’re also very important to the health of your body? Your teeth play an important role in chewing and speaking. Do you know what your teeth are made up of or what you could do to care for your teeth? 

The outermost layer of your teeth is known as enamel. This is the hard, white part of your tooth. The next layer is called dentin, which is made up of living cells and secretes a hard, mineral substance. The next layer, known as pulp, is much softer and holds the blood vessels and nerves of your tooth. Next, is your cementum, which is a layer of connective tissues that binds the roots of your teeth firmly to your gums and jawbone. Finally, you have the periodontal ligament, which holds the tooth to the jaw.

Unfortunately, if bacteria gets past your enamel, it can attack the next layer of your teeth. When this happens, you may have to cope with issues such as cavities, tooth decay, periodontics, gingivitis, and tooth sensitivity. Fortunately, our dentist will be able to help you avoid these issues—especially if you remember to visit our team once every six months. Brushing and flossing consistently will also help.

Do you have any questions about your oral health? Are you hoping to learn more about what our team can do to help you protect your oral health? If so, we invite you to call Oshins Of Smiles at 518-356-5635. Dr. Steven Oshins and our team are happy to help you with all of your smile needs!