In this post from Kernagis Dental Excellence in Tampa, we are going to explore the secret life of our teeth.
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; their curvature helps move food inside the mouth.
Behind the incisors, you find the canines. Their roots go far into the jaw bone for added strength, 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 Fish Hawk, Carrollwood, or Brandon area and would like to make an appointment at Kernagis Dental Excellence in Tampa, please give us a call. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Make an appointment today.
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