What Makes Our Teeth So Strong?
As dentists we’ve always known that teeth are the strongest structures in our bodies. If looked after properly they can survive decades of being put under the most immense grinding forces as well as coping with all sorts of foodstuffs and acid attacks .
Why they’re so strong though as always been up for debate!
Very recently a team of German scientists have made one of the most in-depth studies of dentine and have discovered that there are pre-compressed mineral particles which stop teeth cracking during day-to-day chewing and grinding processes.
In fact, mother nature has blessed our teeth with a similar way of dealing with internal stresses in much the same way that engineers do when designing strengthened materials!
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