Teeth and gums

According to our teeth, we humans are omnivores. Our sharp incisor teeth allow us to bite and shear, and our molars to grind. The teeth need lots of care in order to stay healthy for a long time. While the tooth enamel is very hard, it is prone to attacks from certain kinds of oral bacteria. The gum is also sensitive.

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    Wisdom teeth

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    Gingivitis and periodontitis

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    Misaligned teeth and jaws

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