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If you want strong and healthy teeth, then it’s very important to care for them regularly. In order to care for them, you need to know all about them. Our dentist, Dr. Frank Pettisani, understands that you might not know all there is to know about teeth in Vineland, New Jersey, so he would like to teach you a thing or two. To do so, he is happy to share the following tooth facts:

-The anatomy of your teeth includes: the crown, the tooth enamel, the dentin, the pulp and the tooth root. The tooth is very strong and reliable. In fact, it’s considered one of the strongest bones in the body.

-You are fortunate enough to have different types of teeth that do different things. You have incisors that cut your food, canines that tear your food, premolars that crush and tear your food, and molars that grind and chew your food.

-There are many things that threaten to harm your teeth each day, like bacteria, plaque, unnatural pressure and acid. These things can cause tooth decay, gum disease, tooth fractures, enamel erosion and more.

-You need to clean and care for your teeth regularly by brushing them twice a day (with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste), flossing them once a day (with a flossing product of your choice), rinsing them once a day (with antibacterial or fluoride mouthwash), and attending your dental checkups every six months.

To learn more about teeth or to ask our dental team a question, please contact Dental Care today. All you need to do is dial (856) 691-2553 and we will be more than happy to give you the tips, information and details you’re looking for. We’re excited to hear from you!