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But these fish bits are made of more resilient calcium phosphate.
According to a paper published in the journal PLOS ONE that documented the find, analysis showed that the stones consist, in part, of the mineral whitlockite—an unusual form of calcium phosphate commonly found in prostatic stones.
When conditions are right, the soft tissues of a dead animal can quickly be replaced with the mineral calcium phosphate.
If it’s not washed away by brushing and flossing, the calcium phosphate in saliva solidifies, depositing layer after layer of calculus where the teeth meet the gums.
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