7 Totally Awesome (and Terrifying) Objects Under a Microscope

Published January 30, 2014
Updated January 12, 2018

6. Human Teeth Under a Microscope

Teeth look incredibly bizarre (and pretty disgusting) under the microscope. All human teeth are made up of four layers that include protective enamel, dentin (the bone-like substance under the enamel), the pulp and the cementum. Under a microscope, it’s easy to see where the enamel has deteriorated and been replaced with cavities and plaque. The picture below shows cavity-causing bacteria interacting with other microbes in the mouth and on the teeth.

Tooth with Cavity

Source: Feel Guide

7. Food Under a Microscope

Don’t lose your lunch! We’ve found pictures of everyday food and drinks that look completely alien once under a microscope. See if you can figure out which is which. We’ve zoomed in on strawberries, instant coffee and broccoli.

Kiri Picone
Bay Area transplant Kiri Picone is a writer and marketer who loves bizarre news and the color purple.