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Anonymous asked in HealthDental · 1 decade ago

Since teeth are bones, why don't other bones need to be brushed for maintenance and to prevent decay?

Not that brushing other bones would be possible:-D

Update:

Well if being curious makes me a madwoman then call me Courtney;-)

Update 2:

Teeth HAVE enamel-they are bones with enamel.

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    Teeth are exposed to the bacteria that can grow from food and oxygen which can promote decay. Your skelton is exposed to neither.

  • 1 decade ago

    Other bones dont come incontact with the outside world 24/7 and arnt used to chop up food and drink which contains alot of bacteria and can also create plaque and so on. Teeth are also alot weaker (I think)

  • 1 decade ago

    Because you don't use your other bones to eat. When teeth decaty its because the food or plaqe on the teeth is decaying which causes the teeth to decay. If we eat with other bones we would brush them. But we don't eat with re leg or arm bones. hence us not haveing to brush them.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Your teeth is part of the bone to be exposed to all kinds of bacteria unlike your other bones which is protected by your flesh. That is why you need to brush! =)

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    you have a lot of bacteria in your mouth that produces acid which eats away at your teeth, and your bones dont. you brush to get rid of the plaque, sugars, bacteria and other crude on your teeth, obviously your bones stay clean.

  • 1 decade ago

    as far as i know teeth are NOT bones... they are considered as a special tissue of the body... they are found inside the mouth and used for chewing food. so some debris are left for bacteria to grow... thus tooth decay results....

    Source(s): me....?
  • 1 decade ago

    For one bones don’t do any eating and the other thing is that the bones are covered in flesh so stay protected.

  • 1 decade ago

    what ever gave you the idea that teeth are bones?

    teeth has enamel and bones don't.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    If your bones stick out they should be brushed to keep them bright and shiny, nmot with tooth paste but with bone meal

  • 1 decade ago

    as the other guy said! your tooth is the only bone subject to direct fotreign contact at a daily basis!!and so it require maintenance!

    SO DON'T FORGET TO BRUSH YOUR TEETH TONIGHT!!

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