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Parts of a Tooth

DISCUSS: Layers of a Tooth: The inside of a tooth is not the same as the outside. If you sliced a tooth in half and made a cross-section, you would see that a tooth is not the same all the way through. It has several layers:


DISCUSS: Parts of the Tooth: When a permanent tooth is extracted, you can see all of its parts. When primary teeth come out, you will notice that they have a crown and neck but not a root.

The gum is not a part of your teeth. It is the soft pink skin that covers your jawbone and helps hold your teeth in place.

Activity: Work with a partner to label the layers of a tooth and the parts of a tooth using Student Handout 3.

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