It’s a common misconception, but, no, your teeth are not considered bones. Although there are similarities in their look, feel and composition, there are a few key differences that separate the two.
Firstly, teeth don’t produce marrow. This is the spongy tissue that’s found inside all the bones in your body. Its purpose is to produce blood cells, which are essential for your survival.
Your teeth also possess a different bio-makeup to your bones. Although both consist mainly of the mineral calcium, the molecular structure of your teeth actually makes them stronger than your bones. Qualifying them as the hardest substance in your body!
One of the most significant differences, however, is how they heal. While your bones can heal themselves with the proper care, your teeth simply can not. Your body doesn’t possess the biological mechanism to regrow or repair your teeth. Highlighting just how important it is to look after them.
If your teeth are in need of a check-up, contact Innovative Dental today. We’re available for a range of different dental services, always endeavouring to provide the highest level of care for our patients.
Call 0412 284 312 today or follow the link below to book your appointment online.
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