Online Dental Education Library
Our patient education section is designed to enable you to learn more about dentistry and oral health related topics. The more we educate each patient, the more informed everyone is about their dental health.
If there is a topic you want to learn more about that you don't find on our website, please let us know.
You will find information ranging from what causes bad breath to how to read x-rays to oral cancer.
Please either click the blue arrow pointing to the right at the bottom of the page or click any of the links below to go directly to that page.
This illustration shows the anatomy of a tooth and gums as well as the supporting structures that surround a tooth.
Glossary of Terms:
- Blood vessels
- carry nutrients to the tooth.
- alveolar bone forms the tooth socket and provides it with support.
- the layer of hard bone-like tissue covering the root of the tooth.
- Cemento-enamel junction
- the line where the enamel and cementum meet.
- the hard yellow tissue underlying the enamel and cementum, making up the main bulk of the tooth.
- the hard, white outer layer of the tooth.
- the gum tissue surrounding the tooth.
- the connective tissue that surrounds the tooth and connects it to bone.
- relay signals such as pain to and from your brain.
- located in the center of the tooth, it contains the arteries, veins and nerves.
- Root canal
- canal in the root of the tooth where the nerves and blood vessels travel through.