My Whole Tooth

Serving Fort Worth, Arlington, Keller and surrounding areas of Texas.



My Whole Tooth

  • Cells are the basic unit of life found in all living organisms. A cell is the smallest unit of life.

  • Cells differentiate into specialized cell types to form teeth
  • Ameloblasts are the types of cells that form enamel
  • Odontoblasts are the types of cells that form dentin

My Whole Tooth

•Teeth are made up of 3 main layers : Enamel, Dentin, and Pulp                                                                                                                                                                                                                            •Blood vessels and nerve are found in the PULP
•The meaning of pulp : soft, shapeless mass of material

    Our tooth connects to the remainder of our circulation through the pulp.

  • The blood vessels and nerves found in the pulp are connected to our blood system (circulatory system)
  • Any bacteria found in the tooth pulp can reach other blood vessels in our head and neck area

A tooth infection means there is bacteria that is affecting the pulp and/or the gums. It can look like a pimple inside the mouth. But sometimes, it shows outside the mouth (under the chin or there is a swollen cheek).

  • We have fighter cells when there is an infection :
  • Fighter cells are white blood cells that kill bacteria. The first line of white blood cells (fighter cells) are called Neutrophils.
  • When these fighter cells die and mix with bacteria, that is when we find pus. Pus is a mixture of dead white blood cells and bacteria.
The whole tooth matters. The presence of bacteria in the mouth and around our teeth can be kept in balance with our body's ability to fight off bacteria. At Museum Smiles Dentistry, we discuss your comprehensive oral health at the time of your dental examination. And provide meticulous care to keep you healthy. Our office is located within a few minutes of Downtown Fort Worth. We proudly serve Arlington, Keller, and Fort Worth Areas and would love to be your Family Dentist.