Did you know that different teeth have different, very specific jobs? They do! This blog post from Premier Dental & Oral Group in Lake Ozark MO is a description of the different types of teeth in your mouth, and what they do.
The shape of each tooth gives a clue to what it does. The incisors, or your front teeth, are sharp. They need to be because their job is to cut food and their curvature helps move food inside the mouth.
Behind the incisors, you find the canine teeth. Their roots go far into the jaw bone because they are designed to hold onto food and tear through it.
Premolars, found just behind the canines, are flat on the surface. This allows them to crush your food as you chew. And, finally, in the very back are the molars. They are large and have nice, flat chewing surfaces that help them to grind food down into smaller, more digestible pieces.
If you are in the Lake Ozark, Lake of the Ozarks, or Osage Beach area and need some dental work, please make an appointment at Premier Dental & Oral Health Group. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Make an appointment with us today.
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