Questions tagged [teeth]

Hard projections in the mouths of vertebrates used mainly to mechanically digest food. Teeth can also be used for the purposes of defense or obtaining meals, especially in the case of hunting.

5 questions with no upvoted or accepted answers
Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
2
votes
0answers
62 views

Small mammal identification

Small skull found in Alberta, Canada. Do not know the region. Skull is about 17 mm in length. Trying to identify the species, narrowed it down to most like a species of vole but can't figure out which ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

Do different acids have different effects on the enamel of our teeth?

Do different acids or acidic solutions corrode the enamel of our teeth at different rates or in different ways? Are these effects present even when controlling for pH?
0
votes
0answers
21 views

How do naked mole rats suckle when their lips are behind their teeth?

Lips are believed to be needed in mammals so that we can create an ample seal for suckling milk, and while I'm aware they /do/ have lips and can create a seal, they are behind the teeth. How do they ...
0
votes
0answers
84 views

Can it always be determined if an animal is a carnivore, omnivore, or herbivore by its teeth or are there exceptions?

Take the panda, for instance, it has canines but it's an herbivore. However, are there are other aspects of its teeth where one could still tell that it's an herbivore? Do the teeth always relay the ...
0
votes
0answers
49 views

Carbohydrate diet and dental health

I read that human started carbohydrates rich diet after adopting agriculture before that meat was main energy source which has comparatively less carbohydrate. High carbohydrate started destroying ...