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How do teeth harden?

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Dr. Ahmad Eslami
Dentistry - Periodontics
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. TED FEDER
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree

In brief: Harden vrs Decay?

Fluoride hardens teeth to be more resistant to decay.
Good nutrition including calcium, and avoiding sugars/carbohydrates and sodas also helps prevent decay. Brush your teeth! brittle hard comes with age and drying. Endodontic therapy (root canal) removes the nerve of the tooth, but also the blood circulation drying the tooth.

In brief: Harden vrs Decay?

Fluoride hardens teeth to be more resistant to decay.
Good nutrition including calcium, and avoiding sugars/carbohydrates and sodas also helps prevent decay. Brush your teeth! brittle hard comes with age and drying. Endodontic therapy (root canal) removes the nerve of the tooth, but also the blood circulation drying the tooth.
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Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Why Asking

Are you asking how the tooth develops physiologically - or - are you asking how you can harden a tooth? Give us your reason for asking so that we can target an answer to your real question.

In brief: Why Asking

Are you asking how the tooth develops physiologically - or - are you asking how you can harden a tooth? Give us your reason for asking so that we can target an answer to your real question.
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