Some insights into dental health

The five sense organs which enable us to see, hear, feel, taste and smell; the bones that shape our body and the muscles that support movement and such activities and the internal organs that perform other vital functions together make the human body complete and if any type of deformity occurs in any of them, the whole body is set to restlessness. Another important part of the human body is the mouth. Our mouth that enables us to taste, eat and chew the food. The mouth encloses the tongue and teeth in it.

There are 32 teeth in an adult human which are divided into two segments: the upper jaw and the lower jaw. Among the 32 teeth are molars, premolars, incisors and canines. Incisors are the front eight teeth and perform the functions of biting and cutting the food, they are long with horizontal edges. The canines are 4 in number and are very sharp and strong thus used mainly for shredding and tearing the food. The premolars are 8 in number and used for chewing the food. The remaining 12 are a set of molars that perform the function of final chewing and grinding of food items. The teeth being in constant contact with food are most vulnerable to germs attack resulting in tooth decay or rotting of teeth; to prevent these, dentists advice to brush the teeth after every meal and many other measures for complete dental care. In the present world almost every next person is having some or the other dental problem; the fast-food and other dietary habits of the people and the busy city culture are the biggest contributors of this problem.em.

A recent but very common and painful tooth treatment is the root canal treatment. In root canal a space or canal is made in the root of a tooth that diminishes the sensitivity of that tooth. The root canal treatment is used in cases of extreme tooth decay or rotting. The cost of a root canal varies from dentist to dentist, but is usually not very high.