As explored in an earlier post, tooth enamel is the hardest and most mineralized organic substance produced by the body. Despite this fact, tooth enamel is susceptible to a long lifetime of assault in the form of damage and decay, and is unable to regenerate itself. This is due to the fact that the enamel…

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As many of you no doubt have wondered, I was curious how many things on earth I could actually crunch with my teeth. Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body, leading one to question why humans do not have an armor-like hide composed of this amazing organic substance. At 5 mohs (the…

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At some point in your life, you are going to need a dentist. If you’ve never needed a dentist, you are a particularly lucky and probably a divine being of some kind. For the rest of us mortals, we need someone to make sure our teeth are in properly working order and are not causing…

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