Teeth: A Very Short Introduction
Peter S. Ungar
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Most of us only think about teeth when something's wrong with them -- when they come in crooked, break, or begin to rot. But take a minute to consider your teeth as the extraordinary feat of engineering they are. They concentrate and transmit the forces needed to break food, again and again, up to millions of times over a lifetime. And they do it without themselves being broken in the process -- with the very same raw materials used to make the plants and animals being eaten.
Posted on March 14, 2014
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