The mouth may appear to be a small part of our overall anatomy. However, it is filled with many important parts that affect our everyday lives. This includes the ability to help you eat, drink, speak and smile. The key players in your mouth are your incisors, canines, premolars and molars.
Here’s a quick overview of the different types of teeth you have:
- Incisors: these are sharp, chisel-shaped front teeth. There are four upper and four lower, which are used for cutting food.
- Canines are also known as cuspids. These teeth are shaped like points (cusps) and are used for tearing and grasping food.
- Premolars have two pointed cusps on their biting surface and are sometimes referred to as bicuspids. The premolars are for crushing and tearing food.
- Molars are used for grinding and chewing food. These teeth have several cusps on the biting surface to help break down food.
There are many more parts to your mouth that also essential roles. It is important to take good care of your overall oral health to make sure each part can play its function. This way you can smile confidently and enjoy your everyday activities without pain or oral problems! Make sure to check in with us at Quarry Park Dental in Calgary to keep your oral health at it’s best!