Volume 33, Issue 6 (November 1988)

    A Scanning Electron Microscopy and Electron Probe X-Ray Microanalysis (SEM-EPMA) of Pink Teeth

    (Received 3 February 1988; accepted 1 March 1988)

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    Samples of postmortem pink teeth were investigated by scanning electron microscopy and electron probe X-ray microanalysis. Fracture surfaces of the dentin in pink teeth were noticeably rough and revealed many more smaller dentinal tubules than those of the control white teeth. Electron probe X-ray microanalysis showed that the pink teeth contained iron which seemed to be derived from blood hemoglobin. The present study confirms that under the same circumstance red coloration of teeth may occur more easily in the teenth in which the dentin is less compact and contains more dentinal tubules.


    Author Information:

    Harada, A
    Forensic scientist, forensic scientist, forensic scientist, and professor, Yamagata University School of Medicine, Yamagata,

    Watanabe, G
    Forensic scientist, forensic scientist, forensic scientist, and professor, Yamagata University School of Medicine, Yamagata,

    Ikeda, N
    Forensic scientist, forensic scientist, forensic scientist, and professor, Yamagata University School of Medicine, Yamagata,

    Suzuki, T
    Forensic scientist, forensic scientist, forensic scientist, and professor, Yamagata University School of Medicine, Yamagata,


    Stock #: JFS12576J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12576J

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    Title A Scanning Electron Microscopy and Electron Probe X-Ray Microanalysis (SEM-EPMA) of Pink Teeth
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