At Spanish Fork Dentistry, we believe that understanding your teeth is crucial to maintaining good oral health. Knowing your teeth’s purpose can motivate you to keep them healthy for a lifetime.
Know Your Teeth: Incisors
These are the mouth’s eight front teeth (four top, four bottom). They cut food into smaller pieces.
Know Your Teeth: Canines
There are four of them, one on each side of the incisors. Canines help us tear through tougher foods like meats and raw vegetables.
Know Your Teeth: Premolars
Located behind the canines, we have eight premolars in total. They crush and grind food, making it easier to swallow and digest.
The powerhouse of the human mouth. There are 12 molars in total, with three on each side of the upper and lower jaw. Molars have a large, flat surface that’s perfect for grinding food into a fine paste. The third molars, also known as wisdom teeth, often cause problems due to insufficient space in the jaw and may need to be removed.
To maintain a healthy smile, knowing your teeth and their specific functions is important. By understanding the roles of incisors, canines, premolars, and molars, we can understand why better care for our teeth is important so our teeth serve us well throughout our lives.
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