Here are a few helpful terms and explanations for understanding the structure of your teeth:

— The crown of the tooth is a the visible part.

— The root anchors each tooth into the bone of the jaw.

— Enamel covers the crown.

— Underneath enamel is dentin, which makes up the body of the tooth, both the crown and root.

— At the core is a hollow chamber called the pulp, where the nerve and blood vessel are.

Hopefully these explanations will better help you to understand the next time your dentist explains something to you about your tooth!