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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Sharks can regenerate teeth so why humans cannot?

Sharks can regenerate teeth so why humans cannot?

Sharks don't: Shark teeth are really skin scales made to stand up as the skin grows and stretches in that particular place. Sharks do not regenerate teeth. ...Read more

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How can sharks constantly have new teeth growing but humans can't?

How can sharks constantly have new teeth growing but humans can't?

That's normal: Why do elephants have tusks and human's don't? Same idea. That's the beauty of the variety of life on this planet. Sharks need replaceable rows of pointy teeth because they damage them when feeding. We need a variety of permanent teeth because they have different functions. It's natural selection. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the average size for human canine teeth?

Can you tell me about the average size for human canine teeth?

Maybe: There was a study that showed the average mandibular (lower canine) was about 22.7-23.0 mm long. This is from the tip of the tooth to the bottom of the root. Each person has a different eruption pattern and some may show or less of the crown. ...Read more

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Please help! What happens to human jaws when all teeth are lost?

Please help! What happens to human jaws when all teeth are lost?

Bone loss: When all the teeth are missing, the bone which once surrounded the teeth will shrink. ...Read more

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Are there nerves in human baby teeth?

Absolutely: And as a result baby teeth require the same exquisite care as permanent teeth. 1st dental check-up age 1 please. ...Read more

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How many baby teeth do humans normally have?

How many baby teeth do humans normally have?

20: 20 teeth usually by the end of their 2nd to 3rd year. ...Read more

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How many baby teeth are there in a normal human?

How many baby teeth are there in a normal human?

20 TEETH: There are 20 primary teeth. Most complete the teething process by 2-21/2 years of age. ...Read more

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Could use expert help with why are human teeth so fragile?

Could use expert help with why are human teeth so fragile?

Fragile?: Far from it. Your teeth are extremely hard and durable compared to any other organic substance in your body. It is the lack of proper care that causes their breakdown. Modern medicine has allowed us to live well into our 80's and 90's, requiring teeth to last 70+ years! It is the bacteria in your mouth that is the culprit. ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's the average size for human canine teeth?

Size: The canine or cuspid is very long, a good anchor tooth. It is generally 25-30 mm long (1-1 1/2 in.). The top or crown is about 10-12 mm tall and 8-10 mm wide. The point can be worn down over years of wear. ...Read more

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I was just wondering how and why does dental plaque form on human teeth?

I was just wondering how and why does dental plaque form on human teeth?

Instantaneously: Less than a second after you stop brushing an aquired pellicle starts to form on your teeth. This is the nodus or seed of plaque formation. ...Read more

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Regrow teeth by stem cells when? From 2009 no updating. By stem cells Treated Several things on humans. Teeth? Tired from waiting. Expectation plz

Regrow teeth by stem cells when? From 2009 no updating. By stem cells Treated Several things on humans. Teeth? Tired from waiting. Expectation plz

Tired of waiting?: Why not replace the missing teeth today with dental implants? No need to wait. Although the research is promising, you may not see the technique used for missing teeth in the near future. ...Read more

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Most of the human body is made of organic compounds but why is tooth enamel inorganic?

Most of the human body is made of organic compounds but why is tooth enamel inorganic?

Chrystallized salts: Enamel does have an organic component. However, most of it is chrystalline in nature. This inorganic component can be eroded away and it can be rebuilt to a degree. ...Read more

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Regenerating humman Tooth Guess when please? Are we so far or what? Are there any human trial or still? Thanks

Regenerating humman Tooth Guess when please? Are we so far or what? Are there any human trial or still? Thanks

Not yet: May be mainstream treatment by the time your grandchildren reach your current age. I entered Dental School in 1964, and researchers were investigating regeneration then. Still not clinically feasible. ...Read more

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Could human hair be used instead of dental floss?

Could human hair be used instead of dental floss?

No, use dental floss: People have all sorts of excuses for not flossing their teeth. Floss often after you brush your teeth. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could human hair be used instead of dental floss?

Please tell me, could human hair be used instead of dental floss?

No, use dental floss: People have all sorts of excuses for not flossing their teeth. Floss often after you brush your teeth. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I don't have any dental floss handy, can human hair be used instead?

Can you tell me if I don't have any dental floss handy, can human hair be used instead?

Use floss: There's a pharmacy less than 5 minutes from your home. And in this way you'll have floss to use on a daily basis to keep your teeth healthy. ...Read more

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Is it likey for HIV be transfered through mucus in the human body such as snot and mouth mucus?

Is it likey for HIV be transfered through mucus in the human body such as snot and mouth mucus?

It's not happening: In the old days, kids with hemophilia would live with their families for years, getting the same respiratory infections and snot-going everywhere, and kissing their parents like all normal kids. Not one parent became infected. Stop worrying about this. Life's got enough dangers without fretting and troubling yourself and others over things that don't present real dangers. ...Read more

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How to remove plaque from teeths in home?

How to remove plaque from teeths in home?

Brush and floss: Proper tooth brushing and the use of dental floss will remove plaque if used both properly and for a sufficient length of time. This should take the average person about 2 minutes which seems short unless you start timing it. Check to see how long it takes you. After about 24 hours, the plaque builds up mineral deposits called calculus and only a dentist or dental hygienist can remove it. ...Read more

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What's a good way I can whitening my teeths at home?

What's a good way I can whitening my teeths at home?

OTC products: Purchase otc whitening products from your drugstore. These products are self applied and can be used at home. ...Read more

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Can there be any treatment for my missing teeths?

Yes, many: You should see a dentist who can go over all the options available nowadays to replace missing teeth. ...Read more

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Can I fix teeth?

Can I fix teeth?

Yes: A dentist is a skilled professional that fix teeth. Crowns, porcelain veneers, and array of restorative materials can be used to fix teeth. ...Read more

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My teeth are loose?

My teeth are loose?

See dentist ASAP: Teeth should not be loose. If they are, you may have disease of the supporting bone/gum complex, or a systemic problem such as diabetes. Don't let tis go...Have an examination asap. This is not a problem that self-resolves. ...Read more

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How do teeth harden?

How do teeth harden?

Tooth calcification: If you mean how teeth harden as a they develop inside of the jaw the answer is calcification of the tooth bud. This is a one time & permanent process. As the teeth grow into the mouth, their surface can pick up Fluoride or calcium form saliva and harden to some degree. Of course, the most important thing is to take steps to prevent "decalcification" of the tooth or "decay" by proper oral hygiene. ...Read more

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Why do I teeth clench?

Why do I teeth clench?

Stress: Often teeth clenching is caused by stress. Consider stress reducing methods or activities. Consult with your dentist for a night guard to help with clenching. ...Read more

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What is shaving teeth?

What is shaving teeth?

Also called IPR: Inter proximal reduction, stripping, or shaving, refers to thinning a tooth by removing enamel from between teeth. As this changes tooth shape it can affect how teeth fit each other and also affect gum health. ...Read more