Showing posts with label Human Body. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Human Body. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Taste Buds


We just learned about the Lingual Papillae.

Another part of the mouth is the Taste Buds.

The lingual papillae are the little bumps on the tongue, and on most of those little bumps are what we call taste buds, or taste receptors.

The taste receptors or buds are the tongue are what tell your mouth what flavor something is.
There are five different taste types: salty, sour, bitter, sweet and umami.

The human tongue usually has from 2,000 to 8,000 taste buds.


(from: wikipedia - taste bud)


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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Lingual Papillae


We just learned about the Specialized Mucosa.

Another part of the mouth is the Lingual Papillae.

These are the little bumps on the top of your tongue that are where your taste buds are.
The way the tongue has these little bumps helps your tongue be able to taste all sorts of different flavors.


(from: wikipedia - lingual papillae)


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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Specialized Mucosa


We just learned about the Lining Mucosa.

Another part of the mouth is the Specialized Mucosa.

This is the skin on the top of the tongue that makes up the taste buds that tell you what something tastes like!


(from: wikipedia - lingual papillae)


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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Lining Mucosa


We just learned about the Masticatory Mucosa.

Another part of the mouth is the Lining Mucosa.

This is the part of the soft loose skin inside of the mouth under the tongue, on the inside of the cheeks, and on the inside of the lips.


(from: wikipedia - stratified squamous epithelium)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Carpal Ligaments

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Masticatory Mucosa


We just learned about the Oral Mucosa.

Another part of the skin in the mouth is the Masticatory Mucosa.

This is the part of the wet mouth skin called gingiva that is on the roof of the mouth, and the top of the tongue.
The skin on these parts of the mouth is called keratinized stratified squamous epithelium.
That is a lot of big words that mean flattened skin with a lot of layers, that isn't loose and saggy.

It is different than other skin like underneath the tongue that is very loose.


(from: wikipedia - hard palate)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Radioulnar Ligaments

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Oral Mucosa


We just learned about the Gingiva.

Another part of the mouth is the Oral Mucosa.

This is a fancy way of saying the wet skin inside your mouth.
The oral mucosa is the skin on the inside of your cheeks, your gums, the skin on the roof of your mouth, on your tongue, under your tongue and the skin inside your lips.


(from: wikipedia - oral mucosa)


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Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Gingiva


We just learned about the Periodontal Ligament.

Another part of the mouth is the Gingiva, also known as the Gums.

The gums are the soft part of the inside of the mouth, around the teeth.

The lips and cheeks have skin that moves around, but the skin of the gums stays stuck to the bones of the jaw, so they help hold the teeth in place and help protect the parts of the teeth below the gums.

Gums are supposed to be a color called "coral pink" for lighter skinned people.
If the gums are red or bleeding, it can mean that the person has bad mouth problems and needs to brush more or use mouthwash.


(from: wikipedia - gums)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Humeroradial Ligaments

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Periodontal Ligament


We just learned about the Alveolar Process.

Another part of the mouth is the Periodontal Ligament, sometimes just called the PDL.

We learned that the tooth sits into the tooth socket bone.
The Periodontal Ligaments is a soft tissue that helps hold the tooth in place, and goes between the tooth cementum and the tooth socket.


(from: wikipedia - periodontal fiber)


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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Alveolar Process


We just learned about the Dental Alveoli.

Another part of the mouth is the Alveolar Process.

This is the jaw bone that holds on to the tooth sockets, or dental alveoli we just learned about.


(from: wikipedia - alveolar process)


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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Dental Alveoli


We just learned about the Amelogenesis.

Another part of the mouth is the Dental Alveoli, also known as the tooth sockets.

These are the part of the jaw that holds on to the roots of the teeth to keep them from wiggling around.


(from: wikipedia - dental alveolus)


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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Amelogenesis


We just learned about the Tooth - Bell Stage.

Another part of a tooth growing is the Amelogenesis.

This is also called the Crown Stage or Advanced Bell Stage, and it is when the bell of the tooth starts to actually make the enamel that will be the hard outside of the tooth.


(from: wikipedia - human tooth development)


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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Tooth - Bell Stage


We just learned about the Tooth - Cap Stage.

Another part of a tooth growing is the Bell Stage.

The tooth buds that grew into a cap shape keep growing and make more of a bell shape.
Enamel and dentin have started to take shape, and the crown of the tooth has started to take the right shape.


(from: wikipedia - human tooth development)


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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Tooth - Cap stage


We just learned about the Tooth - Buds.

Another part of teeth growing is the Tooth - Cap stage.

The little buds that we already learned about keep growing and getting bigger, and they start to take a shape like a cap.
Later on these buds will turn into the hard enamel that makes up the outside of the tooth.


(from: wikipedia - human tooth development)


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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Tooth - Buds


We just learned about the Tooth - Initiation.

Another part of tooth development is the Tooth Buds.

The part where the teeth poke through the skin is called the dental lamina.
We already learned about the dental lamina skin getting soft in the Tooth Initiation.

After that the part of the jaw underneath the dental lamina starts to make cells that will one day turn into a tooth.
The skin starts to form a little bump for each of the 10 teeth that will be made.

These little buds are the Tooth Buds.
You can almost think of these like little seeds that will grow and some day pop out of the gums into teeth.


(from: wikipedia - human tooth development)


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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Tooth - Initiation


We just learned about the Dentinogenesis.

When teeth are first being developed in the gums by a baby before it is born, that is called the Initiation Stage.

Babies are usually born without any teeth showing, but their mouths have already started getting ready for teeth to be made in their jaw.

The first sign of teeth getting ready is when the skin in the mouth starts to change.
Very soon a tooth will be made underneath the skin, and the gums need to be ready to heal up quickly when a tooth pokes through the skin for the first time.


(from: wikipedia - dental lamina)


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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Dentinogenesis


We just learned about the Odontoblast.

Another part of a tooth growing is Dentinogenesis.

This what it is called when the Odontoblasts that we learned about create the dentin inside the teeth.


(from: wikipedia - human tooth development)


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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Odontoblast


We just learned about the Tooth Root.

Another part of the tooth is the Odontoblast.

These are the cells inside where the pulp is that help make the dentin part of the tooth.


(from: wikipedia - odontoblast)


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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Tooth Root


We just learned about the Crown.

Another part of the tooth is the Root.

This is the part of the tooth below the gums, that has the cementum and pulp in it.


(from: wikipedia - root canal)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Xiphoid Process

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Crown


We just learned about the Pulp.

Another part of the tooth is the Crown.

This is the top part of the tooth that sticks out over the gums.


(from: wikipedia - crown (tooth))


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Costal Cartilage

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Pulp


We just learned about the Cementum.

Another part of the tooth is the Pulp.

This is the inside of the tooth underneath the dentin, where the living cells are like the nerves and blood vessels.


(from: wikipedia - pulp (tooth))


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