Types Of Teeth And Their Function


Each tooth has its own unique shape, size, function and location in the jaw; this enables your teeth to work together helping with chewing, speaking and assisting in giving your face its shape.

• Incisors (upper and lower front teeth): upper and lower incisors have thin cutting edges which
work together to cut food like a pair of scissors
• Canines (sharp teeth): canines are used to tear food
• Premolars: premolars have a flat surface which is used to crush food
• Molars (upper and lower back teeth): molars are large teeth with a flat surface used to grind

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