Just how tough are human teeth? Believe it or not, they’re as tough as those of a shark.
According to a study led by Professor Matthias Epple of the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany, human teeth have a special structure that make them extra strong: “The crystals in human teeth have a special arrangement and they are ‘glued together’ by proteins which stop cracks from running through the whole tooth.”
That being said, your pearly whites are not impervious to damage. After years of use, wear and tear will take its toll—and the next time you bite into something hard, a piece of the enamel might chip off. Read more on this article: