Understanding Tooth Enamel
Tooth enamel is the hard, visible, outermost covering of your teeth. Enamel is translucent, giving teeth their sparkle, and depending on its thickness, it shows through the colour of the underlying dentine which varies from light yellow to a grey or blue-like white. It’s the hardest substance in the human body and contains a high percentage of minerals.
What Is Tooth Enamel Made Of?
Primarily calcium and phosphate, tightly bound in a repeating lattice in the form of crystallites.
99% inorganic substances -
by comparison, bones are typically around 70% inorganic