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Dental Health

  • By: Lyn Michaud
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Dental health emcompasses care of the teeth, jaws, soft structures of tongue, lips and oral mucosa (the soft pink covering inside the mouth). Teeth are made up of four types of tissue—enamel, dentin, pulp and cementum. Enamel covers the visible part ...

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