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Tooth structure

In our life time, we have two sets of teeth: deciduous teeth and permanent teeth. There are 20 deciduous teeth and 32 permanent teeth. Dentine is slightly yellowish in colour. Since enamel in permanent teeth is more transparent than that of deciduous teeth, the colour of dentine shows through more easily in permanent teeth. Therefore, permanent teeth are usually more yellowish when compared to deciduous teeth. Since dentine thickens as we get older, our teeth may become more yellowish with age.

Tooth components

Periodontal tissues(tissues surrounding the tooth)

Last revision date: 18 January 2012