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Tooth Enamel

Enamel is the hard outer layer of a tooth made mostly of minerals. Enamel has tiny pores that can be seen only with a microscope.

Dentin, which is underneath the enamel, is not completely solid.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Arden Christen, DDS, MSD, MA, FACD - Dentistry
Last Revised January 7, 2013

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: January 07, 2013
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