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  Your Teeth
Wisdom teeth are an asset to the mouth when they are healthy and properly positioned.
Wisdom teeth may grow sideways, get stuck under adjacent teeth, emerge only part way from the gum or remain trapped beneath the gum and bone, develop cysts and cause other kinds of problems.
Teeth that are crooked or out of place (misaligned) affect the way a person chews and talks and how their smile looks.
www.coolnurse.com /teeth.htm   (1678 words)

  Teeth - Search View - MSN Encarta
Teeth are the body’s hardest, most durable organ—long after bones and flesh have dissolved, archaeologists find well-preserved teeth from humans and other animals that lived thousands of years ago.
Teeth also play a role in human speech—the teeth, lips, and tongue are used to form words by controlling airflow through the mouth.
Teeth on the right side of each jaw are usually identical to the teeth on the left side and matching teeth on opposite sides are referred to as sets, or pairs.
encarta.msn.com /text_761561931__1/Teeth.html   (2110 words)

 Tooth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is true that teeth are attached to the underlying bone of the jaw (via a ligament called the periodontal ligament), though the teeth themselves have no bone component to them.
Unlike bone, the teeth are made up of constituents that are specialised to resist the harsh environment of the oral cavity, and withstand the large forces imposed upon them by mastication, or chewing.
It is worth noting that the third molars (wisdom teeth) are the final teeth to erupt in the human dentition (usually at around the age of 20).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tooth   (2505 words)

 Dental Health: Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that most people get in their late teens or early twenties.
Teeth that remain partially or completely entrapped within the soft tissue and /or the jawbone are termed "impacted." Wisdom teeth that only partially erupt allows for an opening for bacteria to enter around the tooth and cause an infection, which results in pain, swelling, jaw stiffness, and general illness.
Partially erupted teeth are also more prone to tooth decay and gum disease because their hard-to-reach location and awkward positioning makes brushing and flossing difficult.
www.webmd.com /content/article/66/79608.htm   (1454 words)

 Teeth in Mammals
Teeth are heavy and require considerable muscle to operate efficiently, this has made an important contribution to the evolution of the mammal skull.
Teeth are seated in the jawbones and held in place by a special cement which is another form of bone.
Most teeth stop growing once they reach a adult size and the cavity in the bottom of the tooth seals up, but some teeth like the incisors of rodents or the molars of sheep keep growing as they are worn down.
www.earthlife.net /mammals/teeth.html   (1849 words)

 Teeth Whitening
Maximum Teeth Whitening™ is the exact same professional strength teeth whitening system dentists prescribe for their patients who want the convenience and affordability of at home teeth whitening.
My teeth were pretty yellow from years of smoking and even though I quit six years ago they haven't gotten back their original color.
Our teeth whitening system uses our effective teeth whitening gel retained in 2 thin thermoforming trays (1 upper - 1 lower) that are worn over the teeth for only 15-30 minutes per day until you have reached your desired level of whitening.
www.maximumteethwhitening.com   (1215 words)

 ADW: The Diversity of Cheek Teeth
In the tribosphenic teeth of the upper jaw, the three main cusps are the protocone, paracone, and metacone.
The cheek teeth of deer (Cervidae) and cattle (Bovidae) are selenodont.
The lower teeth are also quadrate, usually as a result of the loss of the paraconid (so that the four major cusps are the protoconid, metaconid, entoconid, and hypoconid).
animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu /site/topics/mammal_anatomy/tooth_diversity.html   (970 words)

 teeth whitening, teeth bleaching, teeth whiteners
Teeth whitening (also referred to as "teeth bleaching") utilizing at-home tray-based teeth whitening products has become the most popular way for dentists to help their patients obtain whiter smiles.
At-home tray teeth whitening can be a safe and effective way for a person to bleach their teeth, but it is important for anyone choosing to utilize this type of system to realize that essentially all of their whitening treatments will be performed on their own, with absolutely no direct supervision by a dental professional.
Because of this, anyone bleaching their teeth must be certain that the specific whitener they are using is safe, and that they know how to use this product in an appropriate manner.
www.animated-teeth.com /teeth_whitening/t1_teeth_bleaching.htm   (1050 words)

 ELASMO.COM - ELASMO.COM - Heim, Tiger Sharks
This shark's teeth are virtually identical to those of the modern shark except for size.
Unlike the vast majority of sharks in which the upper and lower teeth are noticeably different (typically - with many exceptions - narrow lower and wider upper teeth), tiger shark teeth are so alike from both jaws that it is difficult to tell uppers from lowers).
The teeth are of a remarkably similar size and shape as tiger shark teeth and even evolved larger as time went on.
www.elasmo.com /heim/bh-ts1.html   (794 words)

 Dog Owner's Guide: Canine Teeth
The teething period can be frustrating; the puppy clamps his mouth on everything he can reach, from body parts to Johnny's $80 sneakers, in an attempt to relieve the discomfort.
When permanent teeth erupt in the lower jaw of an overshot bite, they may damage the soft tissue in the roof of the mouth.
Since puppy teeth serve as a primary tool for examining their environment, for greeting pack members, and for testing the pack hierarchy, and since puppies also grab things to relieve the discomfort of teething, some early lessons in bite inhibition are necessary.
www.canismajor.com /dog/teeth.html   (1980 words)

 Patient's Guide to Wisdom Teeth
Other commonly sited justifications for the removal of wisdom teeth like the potential for them to cause cysts, tumors, or cancer or the potential for them to cause crowding and shifting of the other teeth in the mouth are highly suspect.
Wisdom teeth are removed primarily to eliminate the potential for infection and damage to adjacent teeth.
Remember, the jaws of most individuals are not large enough to accommodate the wisdom teeth and they remain either under the gum tissue where they have a three to five percent chance of becoming cystic or they become partially exposed where they have a much, much greater potential for becoming infected.
www.cincinnati-oralsurgery.com /wisdom.htm   (2617 words)

 Health - Rabbit Dental Disease
All of the rabbit's teeth grow continuously throughout its life to compensate for the pronounced wear created by long periods of chewing on abrasive foods.
The changed the jaw structure results in malocclusion of the teeth and ultimately elongated teeth (because they are not being worn down) that must be trimmed or removed.
If the teeth are broken (most typically the incisors) and they grow in at an improper angle, it will throw off the anatomy of the mouth and lead to multiple tooth problems.
www.rabbit.org /chapters/san-diego/health/dental_disease.html   (3041 words)

 False teeth
False teeth is an incredibly efficient way to alter a persons appearance because it is both quick and quite cheap compared with foam latex and wigs.
Now it is time to make a duplicate of the teeth in plaster and that is done by filling the cast with a special dental plaster.
On a normal set of teeth you just have to cover the front eight teeth for the dental piece to stay in place without any sort of glue.
www.makeup-fx.com /teetheng.html   (741 words)

 Dinosaur Teeth - Enchanted Learning Software
Dinosaur teeth can tell you a lot about the animal, including the type of food that it ate, how it obtained that food, and how much further digestion was required (did it chew its food, crush it, or just wolf it down?).
The dinosaurs with the most teeth were the hadrosaurs (the duck-billed dinosaurs), which had up to 960 cheek teeth.
The sharp, cutting front, upper teeth were used for biting against the horny beak, the cheek teeth were for grinding food, and it also had two pairs of long, canine-like teeth that fit into sockets.
www.enchantedlearning.com /subjects/dinosaurs/anatomy/Teeth.shtml   (542 words)

 The Teeth
The gum tissues are rich in blood vessels, receiving branches from the alveolar arteries; these vessels, called alveolar from their relationship to the alveoli dentales, or tooth sockets, also supply the teeth and the spongy bone of the upper and lower jaws, in which the teeth are lodged.
Humans, who are omnivores (eaters of plants and animal tissue), have teeth that belong, functionally and structurally, somewhere between the extremes of specialization attained by the teeth of carnivores and herbivores.
Teeth are formed from the skin, the enamel originating from the outer layer or epidermis and the inside of the tooth from the dermis.
www.becomehealthynow.com /article/bodydigestive/678   (1788 words)

The incisors and canine teeth tear and cut food, and premolars and molars are used to grind and crush.
The first teeth you got were your baby teeth -- 20 in all, 10 on the top and 10 on the bottom.
Brush the outside of the teeth, side to side moving across the teeth in circles.
www.cdli.ca /CITE/teeth.htm   (418 words)

 American Pit Bull Terrier Network Teeth   (Site not responding. Last check: )
T he teeth are highly specialized structures which serve as weapons of offense and defense, as well as for the procuring, cutting, and crushing of food.
The teeth are arranged as upper and lower dental arches.
Many teeth are so placed in the jaw that they fail to meet or else overlap or protrude between adjacent teeth laying opposite to them.
www.apbtconformation.com /teeth.htm   (1606 words)

 teeth   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Different types of food require different teeth because food must be broken down into smaller pieces so it can be digested.
In some animals the canine teeth are not so prominent and the back molars are more flat than jagged.
When feeding, the animal grinds the plants between the lower theeth and the upper teeth by moving its jaw in a circular motion.
www.k12.de.us /warner/teeth.html   (278 words)

Impressions are taken of your teeth, custom trays are fabricated and the whitening gel is placed into the trays.
During this period, some patients were found to have whitened areas appearing on their teeth.
Other types of OTC products have abrasives that will remove surface stains and make the teeth look whiter - the problem with these is that they also remove a small amount of enamel due to their abrasiveness.
www.austindental.com /cosmetic/whiten.shtml   (451 words)

 Teeth Falling Out
it was to be my wisdom teeth that i needed pulling (which by the way were pulled already years ago) but a male (didn't know him) was going to pull them and just as he was about to, i said i would go to the dentist instead.
I once read that teeth falling out, or coming loose, meant that you were are "coming down with something" or just basically "run down" I have had these types of dreams many times, often very realistic dreams in which I would wake up and check my teeth right away.
I have always thought that teeth falling out in a dream suggested that you are not in complete control of your life.
www.myenvoy.com /sleepybear/teeth.html   (902 words)

 Rat Teeth
Mammals have four kinds of teeth, that differ in shape, function, position in the mouth, and whether or not they are replaced.
Rats have 8 teeth on the lower jaw and 8 on the upper, a total of sixteen teeth.
The ability to separate the lower incisors is important in mastication: as a rat gnaws and bites, it adjusts the separation of its lower incisors (Weijs 1975, Jolyet and Chaker 1875 as reported in Addison and Appleton 1915).
www.ratbehavior.org /Teeth.htm   (1720 words)

 Frog Teeth?   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Frogs often also have what are called Vomerine Teeth on the roof of their mouth.
They don't have anything that could be called teeth on their lower jaw, so they usually swallow their food whole.
The so-called "teeth" are mainly used to hold the prey and keep it in place till they can get a good grip on it and squash their eyeballs down to swallow their meal.
allaboutfrogs.org /weird/general/teeth.html   (94 words)

 Berkeley Parents Network: How to get Kids to Brush
You don't really need to start brushing teeth until about 2, so if your toddler is really fighting it, this might not be a battle you want to pick right now, as it is not a necessity physiologically, and will most likely make it a turn off to her if you are forcing her.
All of my daughter's cavities are in the front, on the teeth that she had before we started regular brushing.
Our solution was to let her brush her teeth in the morning and to let her dad or me do it at night.
parents.berkeley.edu /advice/health/brushing.html   (8445 words)

 ADW: Introduction to Teeth
As mammals have become specialized to our many different lifestyles, our teeth have become modified to enable us to make the most out of our resources, that is, to obtain food more efficiently and to extract nutrients more quickly and thoroughly.
Teeth are important to students of mammals in a number of contexts.
So mammalogists pay attention to teeth, and attention to their structure and diversity is a critical part of any mammalogy course.
animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu /site/topics/mammal_anatomy/tooth_introduction.html   (340 words)

 Teeth Whitening on MedicineNet.com
Teeth whitening is ideal for patients who have healthy, unrestored teeth (no fillings) and healthy gums who would like a brighter smile.
Individuals with gum disease or teeth with worn enamel are generally discouraged from undergoing a tooth whitening procedure.
Teeth that have dark stains may be better candidates for another lightening option, such as veneers, bonding, or crowns.
www.medicinenet.com /teeth_whitening/article.htm   (1064 words)

His group is using ion mass spectrometry on teeth of varying ages to try to answer this question.
Whether the culprit is diet, age, or drugs, those who have visited their dentist or drugstore seeking whiter teeth know that there are a dizzying number of products available.
It's thought that these radical intermediates react with polyphenols and other pigments that stain teeth, at least in part by destroying the double-bond network that lends such compounds their color.
pubs.acs.org /cen/whatstuff/stuff/8106whiteteeth.html   (959 words)

 Human Body Adventure - Teeth
Teeth help aid the digestive system in breaking down food.
incisors - are the sharp-edged teeth in the front of the mouth that bite and cut food.
This is needed because you need more teeth to fill out your growing mouth.
vilenski.org /science/humanbody/hb_html/tooth.html   (171 words)

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