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The Different Categories of Teeth

Updated: Dec 18, 2018

Teeth have different roles that include chewing food, playing an important role in speech, and having an impact on overall health. Learn about the different classes of teeth.

Key takeaways:

Incisors are the teeth at the front of the mouth and are the sharpest. Incisors are used to cut food and shovel it further into the mouth.

The molars are the biggest teeth with a flat chewing surface to that helps to chew and grind food into small pieces.

Canines are found in the corner of the mouth and have long roots. They are used to grasp and tear food.

Premolars are located just behind your Canine teeth. Premolars have a more flat chewing surface because they’re meant for crushing food.

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For further information or advice contact College Street Dental Centre in Petersfield, Hampshire on 01730 263180


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