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Something to Chew On

Hard facts about tooth enamel

8:57am, May 10, 2005

If you're not sitting in the dentist's office reading this article, chances are that your tooth enamel is doing its job, at least for now. This protective ceramic-like veneer, thick as a dime, is the strongest material in the human body. It's your teeth's first line of defense against corrosive bacteria and the constant pounding and stresses that come with chewing.

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