Birth of a Tooth

birth of a toothJust like the birth of a child, the “birth” of a tooth, or as we call it its ERUPTION through bone and skin, is an awe-inspiring and miraculous phenomenon in nature. It is an interplay of such complex physiology, that the true and exact nature of what guides eruption of teeth has eluded scientists to this day. Truly, how can an entity of such architecture and beauty, made up of all 3 embryonic layers, form out of virtually nothingness, grow inside a protected “bud”, bore its way through bone and tissue, emerge into an outer-world environment so hostile, and yet be designed to survive a whole lifetime??? (Doesn’t that sound familiar?)

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