dentinenoun [ U ]uk /ˈden.tiːn/ us /ˈden.tiːn/ specialized
Examples from literature
- Examine both kinds of sections, noting arrangement and extent of dentine, enamel, and pulp.
- Surrounding the cavity on all sides is the hard substance known as the dentine, or tooth ivory.
- The acid thus generated attacks the enamel of the teeth, causing decay of the dentine.
- The exposure of the delicate pulp to the air, due to the decay of the dentine, gives rise to the pain of toothache.
- The only advantage of yellowish teeth rests in the fact that their dentine is, as a rule, stronger.