The eternal tooth germ is formed at the apical end of continuously growing teeth.

@article{Ohshima2005TheET,
  title={The eternal tooth germ is formed at the apical end of continuously growing teeth.},
  author={Hayato Ohshima and Naohiro Nakasone and Emi Hashimoto and Hideo Sakai and Kuniko Nakakura-Ohshima and Hidemitsu Harada},
  journal={Archives of oral biology},
  year={2005},
  volume={50 2},
  pages={153-7}
}
Rodent incisors are known to be continuously growing teeth that are maintained by both the cell-proliferation at the apical end and the attrition of the incisal edge. This type of tooth had a special epithelial structure for the maintenance of stem cells, showing the bulbous epithelial protrusion at the apical end. The morphological transition of the epithelial-mesenchymal compartment by serial transverse sections of the apical end toward the incisal direction is likely to reflect the… CONTINUE READING
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