Aris, C (2022) Enamel growth rate variation of inner, mid, and outer enamel regions between select permanent tooth types across five temporally distinct British samples. Archives of Oral Biology, 137 (105394). ISSN 0003-9969

[thumbnail of Manuscript  - revised v2.docx] Text
Manuscript - revised v2.docx - Accepted Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives.

Download (90kB)


Objective This study explored differences in the regional daily growth rates of human enamel between tooth types across a temporal transect in Britain. Methods Upper permanent central incisors (n = 81), upper permanent canines (n = 69), and upper and lower permanent first molars (n = 115) from Roman, Pre-Medieval, Medieval, and Modern day populations were analysed using histological methods. Daily secretion rates (DSRs) were collected for inner, mid, and outer regions of cuspal and lateral enamel for each tooth type and temporal sample. Variation in DSRs between the tooth types, within each population, was sought using Welch’s tests. Results Numerous significant differences were observed in DSRs between equivalent enamel regions of different tooth types. The majority of differences were observed between molars and the anterior teeth, but there were no obvious trends as to which typically grew faster/slower, nor was there any consistency across the temporal samples. In contrast, comparisons between incisors and canines yielded minimal differences and variation, when significant, was found to be enamel area- and sample-specific. Conclusions This study presents evidence for a high level of variation in DSRs between anterior teeth and first molars of the permanent dentition. This variation appears sporadic with no clear trend outside of anterior tooth comparisons, where analyses of the Late Pre-Medieval and Modern-day populations highlight how DSRs within cuspal and lateral enamel can vary independently.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The final version of this article and all relevant information related to it, including copyrights, can be found on the publisher website.
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QH Natural history
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Chemical and Physical Sciences
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 26 May 2022 14:56
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2023 01:30

Actions (login required)

View Item
View Item