It is our job at Greenville Family Dentistry to take care of your teeth and educate you as to why every single one of them is important. The numbers of teeth us humans have varies by age, however, we all have the same types of teeth. If you’ve ever wondered what these types of teeth are and the purpose they serve in your mouth, allow us to inform you.
The types of teeth and their functions are:
- Incisors – located at the front of the mouth, these teeth have a sharp biting surface and are used for cutting or shearing food into small chewable pieces.
- Canines – located at the ‘corners’ of the dental arches, these teeth have a sharp pointed biting surface. Their function is to grip and tear food.
- Premolars – Unlike incisors and canines, these teeth have a flat biting surface. Their function is to tear and crush food.
- Molars – The molars are the largest teeth in the mouth and they too have a large flat biting surface. The function of these is perhaps the strongest of all as they chew, crush, and grind food.
If you have further questions about your pearly whites, please give us a call. To learn more about the services we provide at our office, visit www.greenvillefamilydentistrytx.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Christopher Emuedue at Greenville Family Dentistry in Greenville, TX, call 903-455-6701.