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Do teeth really do a "popcorn thing" if they get too hot?

Asked by buckyboy28 (4938 points ) July 16th, 2012

In “Breaking Bad” last night, they mentioned that they could not match teeth found in a building that was burned down because when teeth get too hot, they pop like popcorn. Is this a real thing?

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Judi's avatar

I just watched it and was wondering the same thing.

DrBill's avatar

Yes, this is true, the crowns explode when heated much like popcorn will

Reference http://www.neiu.edu/~circill/F495X.pdf page 92, Paragraph 2

buckyboy28's avatar

@DrBill Thanks! Awesome….. and gross. Awesomely gross!

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trailsillustrated's avatar

I guess they do- in my experience, we never heated anything to that extent.

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