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Science - Mouth & Teeth Terms

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Blood Vessels
Duct or canal holding or conveying blood.
Bone
Any piece of tissue making up the skeleton on vertebrates.
Canines
Teeth responsible for tearing or shredding.
Cementum
Bonelike substance covering the root of a tooth.
Crown
Part of the tooth visible outside the gum.
Dentin
Dense tissue forming the bulk of a tooth.
Enamel
Hard coating of a tooth.
Gum
Firm flesh around the roots of teeth.
Incisors
Teeth responsible for cutting food.
Molars
Teeth responsible for grinding.
Neck
Part of the tooth connecting the tooth to the gum.
Parotid Gland
Either of the pair of salivary glands situated below and in front of each ear.
Premolars
Teeth responsible for grinding.
Nerves
Fiber or bundles of fibers that transmits impulses between the brain or spinal cord and other parts of the body.
Pulp
The soft, fleshy part of the tooth.
Root
The part of the tooth embedded in the gum.
Sublingual Gland
A complex of salivary glands located int he sublingual fold on each side fo the floor of the mouth.
Submaxillary Gland
A large seromucous or mixed salivary gland located below the mandible on each side of the jaw.