Imagine trying to eat your food without teeth? Not an easy thing to do!
When you chew food your teeth have an important job. They help to crush the food to make it easier to swallow and digest in your body.
Every tooth has a root that attaches the tooth to your jawbone. The bit that we see is the crown, which is made up of hard, white enamel. Below the enamel are other bone-like bits that help to shape the tooth and give you feeling in your teeth.
What is a cavity?
If food gets stuck in your mouth for too long, bacteria in your mouth will start to feed on it. While doing this the bacteria can also attack the enamel on your tooth, giving you toothache and a hole in your tooth.
If this happens you will have to go to the dentist to get a filling. But, if you want to cut down on your trips to the dentist make sure you brush your teeth well twice a day, and cut down on eating sweet foods, which we all know can damage the enamel on our teeth.
So it's important to keep your teeth clean!
Did you know?
The hard white enamel on the outside of your teeth is the hardest part of your body.