The structure of the tooth.
Every one of the 32 teeth has the same structure. A very hard, white enamel outer shell; a yellowish inner called dentine and the central pulp which is living tissue with a blood supply and nerves.
To remember the structure of the tooth, remember this story:
When the tooth fairy takes a tooth...
The gleaming white part of the tooth that you can see is called the enamel. It is the hardest substance in the body.
She changes into an animal (enamel)
Underneath the layer of enamel lies the yellow dentine. Dentine is harder than bone but not as hard as enamel.
Today this animal happens upon a yellow den for teens (dentine).
The living centre of the tooth is called the pulp.
The animal tears the teens’ den and pulp fiction into pulp.