This post from Love Your Smile in Kelowna goes to the heart of what dentistry is all about: the function of healthy teeth.
The shape of each of your teeth 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.
Now that you know a little more about your teeth, we hope you are motivated to take great care of them. At Love Your Smile in Kelowna, we offer comprehensive dental services including general and dental aesthetics. Schedule an appointment with us today.
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