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Activity Discussion Science & Technology What are the Different Types of Teeth? Reply To: What are the Different Types of Teeth?

  • Nehal

    May 22, 2021 at 11:58 am
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    The main function of human teeth is breakdown of food Into smaller pieces which further helps in digestion of food. Teeth are considered to be the strongest part of human body. Teeth are made from proteins such as collagen, calcium and other minerals. Apart from chewing the food it also helps us to speak properly. Total number of teeth are 32 in an adult They are divided as 8 incisors, 4 canines which are also called cuspids, 8 premolars also called bicuspids, 12 molars which include 4 wisdom teeth.

    Our human teeth are divided into 4 parts:


    The Incisors are our front 8 teeth. These teeth helps us to bite our food. They have sharp edges and are also shaped like small chisels. When we bite an apple we use our Incisors teeth.


    Canines are the next teeth that develop in one’s mouth. We have total of four Canines teeth and they are your sharpest teeth, which is used for tearing apart food. When after biting an apple with help of Incisor teeth after that Canine further helps to chew.


    Premolars help us to tear our food. And also helps to crush them into small pices. They have flat biting surface. There are total of 8 Premolars.


    These teeth are considered to be the largest amongst the all. Their function is similar to the premolars, helps to grind, tear, and also crush the food. There are total of 12 molars, out of which 4 develop during age period of 18-25. One might or might not have 4 molars which develop in later stages. It can also be a painful process to experience.

    People don’t really take care of their teeth. They take them for granted. One should really look after their teeth as it is very important part of our body.

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