Tooth Loss Facts

Tooth loss happens at all stage of life and due to various reasons. Do consider the following situations, one in a growing adolescent and the second in an elderly person.

  1. More than 5 percent of children have lost at least one tooth due to decay by the age of 16.
  2. More than 40% of people who smoke every day are toothless after they cross the age of 65. 

Do you know the Anatomy of your Tooth?

A tooth looks simple, but it needs to be cared for to prevent things from going wrong. A tooth is made up of seven main components, namely:

1.     Dentin

2.     Gums

3.     Bone

4.     Root

5.     Pulp

6.     Enamel

7.     Crown

Out of these, only the gums and the crown are clearly visible to you. The enamel is the shiny white part of the tooth. The other parts namely dentin, bone, root and pulp can only be accessed by a dental healthcare provider.