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How do guinea pigs grow teeth back in more than once

wheekmau5

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How do guinea pigs grow teeth back in more than once? (Sorry If I sound stupid) But can scientists study their teeth and somehow transfer special compounds from a guinea pig to a human's tooth so they always grow back no matter how many times they fall out?
 
theyre teeth dont stop growing, its the same in most rodents aswell, the teeth meet so grind eachother down (ddoesnt hurt them) but when on falls out there is nothing keeping it down so it grows until it meets the top one, hope this helps
 
I don't think we want our teeth to grow like a GP's teeth. Since humans don't have a tendency to gnaw on wood and hay... we'd be in a lot of troublelol When a Guinea Pig breaks a tooth, the root remains intact and, because their teeth never stop growing, the broken tooth eventually grows out. You can think of rodent teeth much like human hair. If you shave your head, your hair eventually grows back out because the root is still intact... however, if for some reason the root is removed (due to injury for example) the hair will not grow back. Similarly, if the root of a rodents tooth were removed, the tooth would not grow back.
 
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