I enjoyed your extended reply, and feel a bit churlish by picking out
only one sentence for comment.
Your argument means, I imagine, that you don't attribute the
sub-parallel scratches on the dog's canine to a rasp.
So what are left with to explain them?
Gritty diet, perhaps. That is why I was hoping that Idoia could tell us
whether a microscope shows similar scratches on the occlusal surfaces of
the posterior teeth.
On 3/11/2011 07:12, [log in to unmask] wrote:
> If the tooth has been
> reduced by the equine dentist's rasp or tooth-cutter, it will be smooth on
> the day the reduction is performed but within two months the enamel rim
> will be standing up again -- for the same reason, that the dentine will
> wear down faster than the enamel.