Book One -- The things that sustain and support the entire body, and what braces and attaches them all. [the bones and the ligaments that interconnect them] | Chapter 11 On The Teeth, Which are also counted as bones

The distinction between teeth and the other bones

The teeth are thought to be distinguished from other bones not only by sensation and the fact that they are bare, but also because they are always nurtured more than the other bones, and can grow at any time of life; we believe this especially because teeth opposed to those which we have removed subsequently grow beyond the remaining row of teeth into the space of the extracted tooth, no doubt because they are no longer being worn away by opposing teeth. The other teeth grow as much as they are worn by the act of pulverizing food. 10



Book One -- The things that sustain and support the entire body, and what braces and attaches them all. [the bones and the ligaments that interconnect them] | Chapter 11 On The Teeth, Which are also counted as bones