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

  • Aparajita

    May 22, 2021 at 8:17 pm
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    What are teeth?

    What are the different types of teeth?

    The teeth are divided into different types based on their shapes and utility in our mouth for various activities. Their placement is as such done in was that helps them to solve the purpose at its best.

    Here is the list to type of teeth with their brief activity:

    1. Incisors

    These are present at the front side of our mouth. They have sharp edges and are placed at front to help break food item into smaller parts. We all have 8 incisors, 4-lower jaw and 4-upper jaw.

    2. Canines

    These are placed at the corner of the dental arc. They are sharp and appear pointy. The main function of these is to hold grip or tear food. We have 4 canines, 2-lower jaw and 2-upper jaw.

    3. Premolars

    These are placed right behind the canines. Comparatively, these are flat in shape and have ridges. The main purpose of these is to crush the food particles. We have 8 premolars, located 2 on each side of the jaws.

    4. Molars

    These are the largest and strongest of all. These have large and flat surface. These are used for grinding the food particles. We have 12 molars, 6 in each jaw.

    5. Wisdom tooth

    I hope this answer helps!😊

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