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Enamel

Definition:

Enamel is the hard calcified tissue which covers the dentine of a tooth. It is the hardest substance produced by vertebrates.

Enamel is composed almost entirely of inorganic calcium phosphate (apatite), most of which is arranged in a crystalline lattice structure.

Source: GreenFacts

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Cross-sectional view of a tooth Tooth

Source: Sam Fentress Tooth section  (GNU Free Documentation license)

Related words:

Dental fluorosis - Dentine - Fluoride

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GreenFacts Summary on Fluoride:

Translation(s):

Deutsch: Zahnschmelz
Español: Esmalte
Français: Email

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