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What is a tooth?
A: A tooth is a hard, calcified structure found in the jaws (or mouths) of many vertebrates and used to break down food.

The roots of teeth are covered by what?
A: Gums.

Teeth are not made of bone, but rather of multiple tissues of varying density and hardness that originate from where?
A: The embryonic germ layer, the ectoderm.

he general structure of teeth is similar across the vertebrates, although there is considerable variation in their what?
A: Form and position.

The teeth of mammals have deep what?
A: Roots.


This pattern is also found in some fish, and in what?
A: Crocodilians.

In most teleost fish, however, the teeth are attached to what?
A: To the outer surface of the bone.

In lizards they are attached to what?
A: The inner surface of the jaw by one side.

In cartilaginous fish, such as sharks, how are the teeth attached?
A: By tough ligaments to the hoops of cartilage that form the jaw.

Monophyodonts are animals that develop only one what?
A: Set of teeth.


Diphyodonts have an early set of deciduous teeth and a later set of what?
A: Permanent or "adult" teeth.

Polyphyodonts develop many sets like Sharks who grow a new set of teeth how often?
A: Every two weeks to replace worn teeth.

Rodent incisors grow and wear away continually through what?
A: Gnawing, which helps maintain relatively constant length.

In many reptiles and fish, teeth are attached to what?
A: The palate or to the floor of the mouth.

Some teleosts even have teeth in what?
A:  The pharynx.


Teeth appear to have first evolved in what animals?
A: Sharks.

The shape of the animal's teeth are related to its what?
A: Diet.

In dogs, the teeth are less likely than humans to form dental cavities because of what?
A: The very high pH of dog saliva, which prevents enamel from demineralizing.

An adult horse has how many teeth?
A: Between 36 and 44.

Horse teeth can be used to estimate the animal's what?
A: Age.

Elephants' tusks are specialized incisors for doing what?
A: Digging food up and fighting.

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