In today’s world, it is stressed that we must take care of our teeth, but many people may not know what makes up a tooth.

A tooth consists of enamel, dentin, cementum, and the dental pulp. The tooth enamel is the hard outer surface that is highly mineralized. Dentin is the next layer of the tooth. Cementum is a bony structure that covers the root of the tooth. The dental pulp is the center of the tooth. Here is where the tooth gets its blood supply as well as the nerve endings. These come through a small hole in the tip of the root of the tooth.