Healthy Smiles News

6 November 2015

Switch to Water and stop the decay

Kiwi families are being urged to "Switch to Water" as the New Zealand Dental Association attempts to halt the march of tooth decay. Former Silver Fern player Irene van Dyk is backing the campaign to replace sugary drinks with water as this year's National Oral Health Day ambassador.  Irene says the month-long campaign is a great way for people to start a healthier lifestyle.  "We know that sugary drinks lead... Read More »

Tooth Structure

The part of the tooth that is usually visible over the gum is called the crown and the part that is attached to the gum is called the root.
Enamel is the outer calcified tissue layer covering the crown of the tooth. It is one of the hardest substances in the body.

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