1. Health
Send to a Friend via Email

Glossary Definition of Dental Term - Enamel

By

Updated: June 6, 2007

Definition: Enamel is the hard calcified tissue that covers and protects the outside of the tooth, the part that is above the gum line. Enamel is also the hardest substance in our body.

* The Anatomy of a Tooth

Pronunciation: E-nam-el

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.

We comply with the HONcode standard
for trustworthy health
information: verify here.