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Mouth Anatomy

Mouth Anatomy

Hold on - knowing how your teeth are structured is important in order to understand the following tips.

Teeth are layered structures:

  • The outer layer is called Enamel, it is translucent.
  • The layer underneath it is called Dentin, it plays an important role in mineralization.
  • Next to the teeth are the gums (Gingiva), which fix the teeth. They are connected to the bloodstream, bones, etc.

Interesting side fact: The mouth heals with almost zero scars, which is quite impressive compared to the rest of the body.

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Huberman discusses the importance of oral health and gives science-based protocols and tips to easily improve it.

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