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The Different Kinds Of Teeth You Have

By May 16, 2018November 13th, 2020Oral Health
Kinds of Teeth

In the last blog post, we discussed all of the similarities that teeth have anatomically. But did you know there are many different kinds of teeth in your mouth? Here’s their classifications, starting from back to front:

Incisors

Your four front teeth and your four front lower teeth are your incisors. These ones should be slightly sharp at the bottom, and are typically used for biting through and cutting food.

Canines

These are your “vampire teeth” – The sharp and pointy ones you find next to your incisors. These ones are used to tear through food.

Premolars

Also known as bicuspids, these ones have two cusps on their top, which are used to chew, tear, and crush food.

Molars

Molars are your back most teeth, the ones that you have to spend a little more effort reaching back for when brushing! These ones have flatter services then premolars, and are used to grind and chew food.

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