Jump to another section about teeth: [--
Parts of the Tooth---
Careers Related to Teeth
Feel free to e-mail the authors of this site at any time with any questions or comments you may have.
Did you know?
| The outer layer of your teeth, enamel, is the hardest |
part of your body.
TYPES OF TEETH
Have you ever counted your teeth? If you did, you would find you had 32! Of course,
that is after your baby teeth are all out and your permanent teeth are in!
You have 4 types of teeth. They are:
- You have eight incisors. They are in the front and the teeth you see the most. They are made for tearing food.
- These are the pointy teeth right beside your incisors. You have four of these. They are for grasping and tearing food . When you bite into a piece of pizza, the incisors and canines work together to cut the cheese away! They are called canines because you often see them among dog's teeth.
- These are the next teeth you find as you go back along your teeth. They are the flat, stubby teeth that grind food down for swallowing.
- Molars are behind premolars. They are wide and flat, perfect for grinding up food.
I will next tell you about the parts of your tooth...