Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Tooth - Buds

We just learned about the Tooth - Initiation.

Another part of tooth development is the Tooth Buds.

The part where the teeth poke through the skin is called the dental lamina.
We already learned about the dental lamina skin getting soft in the Tooth Initiation.

After that the part of the jaw underneath the dental lamina starts to make cells that will one day turn into a tooth.
The skin starts to form a little bump for each of the 10 teeth that will be made.

These little buds are the Tooth Buds.
You can almost think of these like little seeds that will grow and some day pop out of the gums into teeth.

(from: wikipedia - human tooth development)

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