Special Sub-Topic: Knowledge About Your Teeth
|This assists in the proper chewing of foods.|
tongue. The tongue actually pushes the food around inside the mouth, placing it between the teeth for chewing.
|What is another name for bad breath?|
|An extra tooth in the normal dentition is called _____________.|
supernumerary&supranumerary. Many people have extra teeth which are called supernumerary teeth. Most commonly, they are right behind the top front teeth in the palate.
|Should you brush your tongue?|
y. This helps remove odor-causing bacteria.
|Does everyone have third molars...otherwise known as wisdom teeth?|
no. Not everyone has third molars.
|Plaque can never be seen.|
|The area between the teeth is called the _________ area.|
|If you have no cavities...is it possible to lose your teeth anyway?|
yes. A person can lose their teeth to poor gum conditions. The bacteria, if not removed with floss, can progress to the point of destroying valuable bone that holds the teeth in place.
|The upper jaw is called|
|The teeth that grind the food are called|
molars. The molars have an intense chewing force in the posterior area of the mouth. They grind the food small enough to swallow and to begin the digestion process.
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